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Registered 2008 SLK280
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My name is Jared and I live outside Columbia, SC. Just came into a 2008 SLK280 from a friend of my wife's. The vario roof stopped working and she offered it to us at the same price as she was quoted by a mechanic (it was a steal!). After a couple days of research and, some excellent videos, I removed all of the cylinders (2 were leaking) and shipped them to Top Hydraulic today.

There is also some damage to the front bumper, trying to decide where to order a new one, and slight damage to the driver front head lamp (thinking about upgrading both).

Very excited about getting this vehicle fixed up. Is there any way to lock the roof down while I wait? Without the cylinders the roof won't go all the way closed.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals

Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
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

FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

https://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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Registered 2008 SLK280
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Thanks for all that information. I've been browsing the forms the last few days while working on my car. I had been an active member in Tundra forms in the past, but out those upgrades on hold.

I spent some time in Blythewood at the Carolina wings, used to get a good deal before the owner was killed. JD is in charge up there now I believe.
 

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Registered 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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I know the R171 fairly well. My previous SLK was a 09 350. If you need a local person to lend a hand, let me know.
 

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Registered 2008 SLK280
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Absolutely, I opted not to rebuild the pump when I sent off my cylinders. I saw no leakage and to the best of my knowledge it was supplying adequate pressure. Does this become a problem in the future?
 

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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Super Moderator Northern California US 06 SLK 280
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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/

https://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is 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 favorite.
Here's the main thread:
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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada Jared:smile:
 

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Premium Member 2018 SLC43
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Welcome from just West of London, England - Good luck in getting You new SLK all sorted :tu:
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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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:
https://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.



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
https://www.slkworld.com/forumindex.php#club-regional-discussion-forum
 
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