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Greetings everyone. I am new to this forum and new to the Mercedes Experience. I have been an avid biker for the past 50 some years but now my health doesn't allow me to ride anymore. Desiring something that my wife of 48 years and I can enjoy together, we purchased a 1998 Mercedes SLK 230 which was imported from Japan. I'm no stranger to doing my own maintenance and repairs but am physically limited somewhat in that regard now. I have to tell you that I enjoy driving this car almost as much as I did riding motorcycles. It handles well, is responsive, and hugs the turns like glue. I was fortunate enough to find one that has never experienced salt, winter driving or apparent abuse. 85,000kms (original mileage). I've downloaded the owners manual and the shop manual for the car and am learning as much about it as I can. My first order of business is to swap out the HID headlight system than doesn't seem to work properly and replace the Stereo that is tuned to Japanese frequencies which are few and far between here in North America. For you who are purists, fret not this car will never see winter driving in it's present abode in Eastern Canada. I have an SUV for that. Now all I really need is for the cold and the rain to let up and the sunshine and warmth abound so I can put that top down and cruise in the wind :)
 

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

Some guides on how to use forum features https://www.slkworld.com/forum-operations-help-center/536527-links-how-threads.html


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:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).


This could be you in 12 months: https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-winner/535415-2018-slkworld-ride-year-winner-simplyslk.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://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:
https://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.

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.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
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PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

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Hi and welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA!

Congratulations!

Enjoy!
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome from Ontario :smile:
 
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