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So, I bought a 2001 SLK 230 Kompressor about a month ago and had been doing some research on it, mainly on this site. This place seemed to be the best hub of info on these cars, so I'd already considered joining so I can at least view the photos posted in threads.

Yesterday I was at the bank on my lunch and when I came back out to my car, someone had left a www.slkworld.com business card on my driver side window. That just confirmed I had to join here! I want to give props to whoever left that card on my car and if you're reading this and it's you, please introduce yourself! I have a list of plans I have in store for this car and want to have some good guys to go through it with. Hopefully some guys with a lot of knowledge about these cars and what to look for. I was a mechanic for years, but haven't worked with this car until now. Plus my personal mechanic I've had for over 20 years died recently. He was practically family to me as most mechanics are. Happy to be here guys!
 

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

If you'd like to get some business cards so you can pass forward the same good deeds to other SLKs you see, then please look here:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/50921-slkworld-business-cards.html

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Welcome from Surrey, UK. I too have an SLK and a BMW that are the same age. My two are eleven days apart in registration dates.

Enjoy top-down motoring!

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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 
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Welcome from Wirral, England.


Is there a hand written name on the card?
It'll be a forum name.


When I leave a card it has 'Avel Du' written on the side with the list of forum features on.
 

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Welcome from Northern California

Welcome aboard
 
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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA.

Congratulations on your new SLK!

Glad you joined through our business cards!
 
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Glad to have you! Great that a member left the card.....according to THE moderator....he needed to put his username on the card. Great way to make a new, close friend. Welcome from North Carolina!
 

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Welcome from Portland/Clackamas, Oregon. Was not I that dropped the card on you, but may have been Beekster (aka Greg). He also lives in the Hillsboro area. If you enjoy getting together with other enthusiasts for meets and drives, check out the Beaver State SLK's by going to Tools, Quick Links, Social Groups and lastly Beaver State SLK's. Also check out the SLK NW Group. They are based out of the Seattle area but have drives that will bring them down our way at times as well. Enjoy the top down driving and this great weather that we have been having.
 

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You did the right thing by joining us. This forum is very insightful and entertaining.

When I see the word "Oregon" it warms my heart because as a child my mommy would put me on a plane and send me to Culp Creek, OR to visit my gampy. I honestly don't remember the first time I flew-it was probably about the age of 6. You could do stuff like that then-just ask the airline to watch your child and they would treat you like a VIP with cookies and trips to the cockpit and such. And of course the destination was the ultimate utopia. I went at least twice a year from age 6 to 13. Ahhh....Oregon, the land of milk and honey....
 

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


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Avel Du, no there wasn't a hand written name on the business card, but that's a good idea! Never the less, it was a very cool thing to encounter, and now I have all you mates to talk SLKs with! :)

Thanks for the awesome responses on here! I have a list of things I need to do on my SLK. There's some great things that dbgrn posted that I'll be looking into as well.

At this point, I'm looking to do the following:
Replace rear view mirror (lava lamp effect)
replaced MAF sensor (error code P0101)
Also got error code P0401 (just got check valve and shut off valve for secondary air induction system and will replace them this week) This error code has caused my supercharger to not work for the last week. When I start the car in the morning or when I get out of work, it starts rough, and due to the supercharger being out, the engine is pretty laggy right now. I'd like to hear if anyone has some other good advice on this code. It seems that this could be a few different things.
My car currently has 99k miles on it, so I know there's some general maintenance things I'll need to get done here. On another thread I was reading about needing to change the supercharger oil. This isn't my first sports car by far or roadster, but it is my first supercharger.
also, upgrading the grill to a new one. The original is in great condition, but I saw others that I also liked.
Upgrading the headlights for the "angel eyes"
Need to replace the front bumper. The edge line on the bumper's driver's side isn't lined up like the passenger side, so I looked and it looks as though the front bumper got barely hit, but someone tried to paint it. You can't tell unless really looking for it like I did. I'm thinking about replacing it with an AMG bumper.
I want to upgrade the hood for one with some vents.
Replace the rims. (current rims are the R170 AMG rims). When I'm ready to make this upgrade, I'll post these rims in case anyone is looking to get their hands on these.
I'll also end up having the seats and doors reupholstered to a brown leather.
I have some of the interior paint on the columns that have come off. I've read some posts about people trying to repaint them, but I have the dark grey interior, and everyone has found that the paint they sell doesn't match up. I might just replace them.
I've considered mods to the engine, but we'll have to wait and see. I'm not looking to sacrifice the integrity or reliability of the engine for this.

That's about it for now. Let me know if you guys have any advice or experience in these things. I'm sure you all do and will share!

If I need to move any of these discussions to a different thread, please let me know.

Btw, I've looked all over on Youtube on replacing the check valve and shutoff valve for the secondary induction system, but haven't found a single video covering removal and installation. I did find a thread on here showing photos, which was good, but if you guys want, I'll do a video of it and post it, so there will be that source for others. If www.slkworld.com does any videos and would like to have it to edit and post on Youtube, I'll be more than happy to send it to them and they can utilize it. I was a mechanic for years, and have been a photographer and videographer, so I should be able to pull up something good. Let me know what you guys think.

Good to meet you all! :)
 
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