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As a new member from West Yorkshire, UK, and a keen Mercedes enthusiast I look forward to sharing my interest and experience with my new SLK R172 250CDi. I already have a 230SL pagoda which I have been restoring over the last few years as well as a 190E 2.3 16v Cosworth. The first thing I have to say is I love the SLK but the engineering and build quality does not seem up to the standard of my other cars. For instance this car had suffered front end damage and I was surprised to learn that some support struts were omitted from the replacement front slam panel to front x-member but now allows the flexing of the panel. Clearly this was to make the repair more economical. Also there seems to be a slight leak on the oil cooler for the automatic transmission. A warranty job but I would like to check the hose connections to the cooler. If anyone has a clear picture of the cooler and associated hoses in this area I would be greatful the WIS is not too clear.
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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

As Jeff has already mentioned above, it would be great if you could add your location and car details into your forum profile please (instructions included in Jeff's post above). Thanks! :tu:

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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