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Hi everyone

I am Stuart and I am a little ashamed to say that I am one of the 30000 odd members who have registered with the group but have failed to introduce themselves properly.

I have been a member for a little over a year and now intend to put that right.

At this time my everyday car is a C200 AMG Line and I quite fancied a little project to work on in my spare time. I had seen the "Wheeler Dealers" program where Ed China worked his magic on a SLK200 car and that kindled my interest In this particular model.

I had seen this 1997 SLK230 automatic in Emerald Black standing at the side of the road for some time and at first I thought the price was a little high so did not make any effort to look at the car. However, curiosity got the better of me one fine day and I stopped and approached the owner about the car. He had had it for a couple of years and had originally purchased it from a friend for use by his wife but due to some incapacity she was finding it difficult to enter and exit.

Being nearly 20 years old and having done about 118000 miles, there were many obvious bodywork issues but a test drive proved that the drivetrain, etc. was in pretty good order. After some discussion about the obvious visible problems and a little cheekiness on my part we agreed on a price which I think even Mike Brewer(Wheeler Dealers) would have been pleased with.

A very thorough service, rub down of rusty panels, repaint and lacquer, new tyres, brakes, hoses, lights and some improvements later, driving lights being one of them, it is a real pleasure to drive the car when opportunity allows. My wife and I have been on a few reasonably lengthy journeys and everything has behaved perfectly. I always look forward to driving the car and do so whenever I can. I am definitely a very happy and satisfied SLK230 driver. About to fit a DAB radio etc so continuing to improve the driving experience.

Stuart
 

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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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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.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Stuart, welcome from Canada:smile:




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Hi Stuart, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets here. Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

We're also plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map - Please let me know if you'd like to be added to the map. :tu:

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Many thanks to all those who have welcomed me to the forum.
A small error on my original post-
Emerald Green should read EMERALD BLACK.
 

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Many thanks to all those who have welcomed me to the forum.
A small error on my original post-
Emerald Green should read EMERALD BLACK.
Post 1 edited with correction
Get 15 posts and you can edit your own posts prior to 10 days
 

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Hi Stuart, Thanks for catching up :tu:


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:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
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.


Entry is open for the 2018 May Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Entry closes on May 15th 4:00 pm edt.​







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.




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.
General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html


The UK has an active meet scene.
Here is a taste of what is coming up and a couple of links to past events to whet your appetite:
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/437417-uk-new-members-spring-2018-a.html#post3587793
 
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