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Registered 2005 SLK200K
50 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello everyone,
I am Luis from Lisbon, Portugal, and I bought my first SLK about a month ago (2005 SLK-200 Kompressor R171).
From the first day I found here the best information and help needed to get to know my car better, try to improve it and do its basic maintenance, and for that I leave here my thanks to all the members who contribute daily to keep this Forum great .

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
95,036 Posts
Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Great R171 info:

Lube those seals:

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:

What is this SmartTOP all the members keep talking about?

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars I've taken the CF Plunge...
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

My mods - See my signature block links below - also check my albums in my profile and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

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FREE!! How to get a free datacard!

Thank you
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Super Moderator 06 SLK 280
10,528 Posts
Welcome to from Northern California
List of Useful SLK Links

FREE!! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). You must update your profile with vehicle info and your location and post an introduction first.

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
26,199 Posts
Welcome from Wirral, England.

If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum, this may help.

Our forum rules:

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
The web site of slk-links Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: The web site of slk-links <<<Where to find part numbers

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads below.
R170 DIYS:- SLK R170 class DIY
R171 DIYS:- SLK R171 Class DIY
R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
The web site of slk-links

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
This is where to find meets/events.

Look across the banner and you'll see three vertical dots.
Many questions answered there.
You'll also find the >>>FAQs<<<

Click the 5 horizontal lines near the banner.
Scroll down and you'll find a huge section of info.
Check out the tsbs. Lot's of fixes for MB recognised issues there.

Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
12,486 Posts
Hi Luis, welcome from Canada 😄

Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
14,466 Posts
Hi Luis, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. 😄

Registered 2005 SLK200K
50 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Thanks for your welcome and for the useful information sent.
In fact, with your suggestions and help, I have already started some changes:
  • replacement of the huge antenna:)
  • replacement of front axle rotors (EBC-drilled and grooved) and pads ( ATE Ceramic).
In the meantime, bought a K&N air filter and the rotors and pads for the rear axle but, due to the current emergency situation, I have not yet had the opportunity to install them; SLK and the family - we stay at home!:(

Now it is time to "close the hood", however, I continue to explore this excellent Forum to find more ideas for the future, because "the sun will shine again" for everyone.
Thank you all and stay safe.

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,404 Posts
Hi Luis, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
11,502 Posts
Hi Luis, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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