Hi, My name is Calvin and I am the proud owner of a bone stock 1998 SLK 230. This is my first Mercedes. I lived in Germany in the 70ies and eighties and built Opel Manta A's there and here in the USA. The SLK is my daily driver and as I work through the bugs that most cars get when they hit the 100k mark I would like to make some eventual performance modifications starting with getting rid of the automatic transmission as soon as I can. With the manta I got to the point making 1.9s blocks into 2.4 porting the heads, then adding roller rockers that our club made and a roller cams the SCCA types made to the Manta and I can work my way around enough dual weber DCOE 50ies to be dangerous but I am kind lost with all the cables, superchargers and chips and the lack of a handy dandy repair manual book that I can hold in my hand so this site is invaluable. For fun I enjoy stomping Porsche's and BMW's.