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HI

I just bought an 2001 SLK320. Exciting, but wondering if I can afford the upkeep. I change my own oil and minor work on my cars. Hope I can keep this nice car running well.

I usually have toyotas and harleys. But I got a great deal on this car and thought I'd go for it. I hope I made a good decision. IT sure does look great and runs nice. Not a scratch on it. Silver with black interior.

It has 135,000 miles on it. Some minor problems with the interior. I already researched it and I can buy some interior leather like paint for the parts that are peeling off. So, I can do that. But can I do more of the mechanicals? I already know I need to buy some new tools.

First Bummer: My check engine light came on today. But went off about 7 miles later. Really making me worry. I researched it a bit, and found out it might be the MAF ? or a leak? IF that is so, why did the light go off? Computer on the blink maybe?

Anyway, thanks for the welcome.


steve
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California

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List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

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Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
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Hi Steve, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 

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Welcome from Canada :smile:




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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!


We have quite a few SLK members in the SoCal area you should get on their email list.
 

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Hi Steve,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Voting is open for the 2018 April Ride of The Month.
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Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
http://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.
If you want to do your own work then the 170 diy is a good place to start. :tu:




Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.

Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html
 
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