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Bought an 2003 SLK 320 for $800 bucks and have been playing with it ever since. Its running and thanks to this forum - has the top down burning tires. Typical issues - interior paint, camber on the front end, electrical gremlins, top is not wanting to latch... nothing major. It will be my toy for the year - pictures on the way.


Live in Central Arkansas - so back country roads with the top down for me!


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Andy,

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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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!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Voting is open for the 2018 April Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on April 30th 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



You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
Mercedes Benz SLK Forum - A Mercedes Benz Discussion Forum
 

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Hi Andy, welcome from Canada :smile:




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

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WOW - thanks everyone. Really surprised at the level of response on this forum, been up searching for a few days now! :)


In the two weeks I have owned her I have accomplished the following thanks to this forum.


1) manual top down operation -
2) removed and painted grill -
3) touch up painted all surfaces on exterior -
4) interior painted - not as nice as I saw on youtube, but better than when I bought it
5) air filter and oil change -
6) full seat re-condition with leather care -
7) headlight restore/clear up


I have a few more options I am looking at -


1) rear resonator delete
2) top down pump and lines for full automatic operation
3) paint interior wood areas


I have a few pictures I will post, but the main thing is how much I love this car. Coming from all sorts of vehicles, this is my first convertible. My 7 year old loves it and even the wifey asked to drive it to school one morning. I have $1k in it total as of today - I intend on another $1k (counting tires/shocks) to have her ready for a sunday ride.
 

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