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Hi to all forum members,

I am from Valhalla, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

SLKWorld really is a wonderful community and a great benefit to all SLK owners.

I have been driving Mercedes Benz since 1994. First Merc was a 230.4 1974, which was my bridal car in 1977. I still have the old lady (and the bride). She is currently in the process of restoration (the car), mechanics 100% completed, body work next. Second and third Mercs were 126 280S and 126 300SE. Clocked more than 600,000 km between the two. Next Merc was a 450 SLC. I sold it about a year ago, which I will regret for the rest of my life as I have refurbished it to mint condition (very, very stupid thing to do)

My current Merc is an SLK200 2006, 90,734km (56,700 miles) on the clock. I bought it in 2015 (69,900km/43,700 miles) and was fortunate to obtain the full service history. I kept up with the services and maintenance and documented it. Day after tomorrow she's going in for replacement of differential and power steering oil, engine coolant and v-belt and tensioner pulley replacement. During the coming month I will have the stabilizer bar and bushes replaced. I am also having both front fenders, bonnet and bumber refurbished (minor dent on each of the fenders, a small crack in the bumper and paint chips on the bonnet) After this I will have the kompressor serviced and the front brake system overhauled (rotors, pads, sensor and fluid) She should then be fine for a couple of thousand kilometers.

There are currently no issues like strange noises or mechanical/suspension/behaviour faults (early warning signs) I would appreciate any comments/advise on what to be on the lookout for at this stage in order to keep the car in mint condition and good running order.

Thank you once again for the opportunity to be a member of this community.
 

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smarttop

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clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
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led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern California
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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Welcome from Canada :grin:

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Wow, welcome to the community

Great so see someone with a lot of years ownership joining up!

Best of luck

RLander
 
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