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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Run in? You mean take it easy for the 1st 1000 miles? Yes

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!


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

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

mods you should do:
smarttop

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

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

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


Free Gift!: Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

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


Some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:
If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link next to the 'Search' link top right of the info bar is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Thank you
Jeff
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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley Enthusiasts!
 
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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada :smile:

Tks for updating your profile :tu:





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Hi @BangerBance and welcome from Northamptonshire.

I don't know the answer to your question, but no doubt, someone will be along shortly who can. My (pure) guess is that 'running in' is not required as most new cars no longer need this. However, treating your ride gently, especially when new, is always a good idea. This is more or less the advice given by chief boss @jbanks15 above.

Make sure you check out the Members Location Map, and the UK Members 2018 Meet Calendar (Links provided by my friend and UK moderator @dbgrn above).

These are very useful - as is the whole site.

Hope to see you at a meet soon


John
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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From the 2018 Owner's manual:

The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
The more you look after the engine when it is
new, the more satisfied you will be with its performance
in the future.
You should therefore drive at varying vehicle
and engine speeds for the first 1,000 miles
(1,500 km).
Avoid heavy loads, e.g. driving at full throttle,
during this period.
Change gear in good time, before the tachometer
needle is Ô of the way to the red area
of the tachometer.
Do not manually shift to a lower gear to brake
the vehicle.
Try to avoid depressing the accelerator pedal
beyond the point of resistance (kickdown).
After 1000 miles (1500 km), you can increase
the engine speed gradually and accelerate the
vehicle to full speed.
You should also observe these notes on breaking
in if the engine or parts of the drive train on
your vehicle have been replaced.
Always observe the maximum permissible
speed.
@Quaser8386
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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You don't have to 'stand'. Sitting is permitted :D
 

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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:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).


Entry is open for the 2018 March Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Entry closes on 15th March.​



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.

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.


Regional threads can be found here: Mercedes Benz SLK Forum - A Mercedes Benz Discussion Forum

@Delucas sets Kent meets up. He'll drop by soon.
 

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Super Moderator 2006 SLK 280
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California

:burnout::Beer:

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/

http://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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ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes
Benz SLK Forum
 

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Registered 2009 SLK200
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Hi Just bought a new SLC 200 AMG Line, had it for a week and only driven it twice due to snow

So far so good though...

Question - Should these enigines be run in? I have the 9G Triptronice gearbox

Cheers
Welcome you will have to deff come to our meets as got two guys who have MG TF also
Ive banned them taking them to our SlK meets :grin:

They need help :wink:
 
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