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Hi , I’m new to this forum and thought this might be the right place to get some answers..
I have a 1999 Slk 230 Kompressor, it runs really well and am very pleased with it until a week ago ..I will list the problems in order I came across them ..
1.Car alarm started going off one night , ( never realised it was my vehicle , never realised it had an alarm!)
2.Next day I heard it again , went to investigate and realised it was my car ...opened up car it went off but battery was almost flat so I jumped started it down my road .
3.Drove 20 miles all ok .
4. Next day drove home from gf house and after 5 mins it went into what I can only describe as a limp mode , no acceleration , stays around 200 rpm for a few seconds then revs eventually go up..so not responsive at all and particularly dodgy when pulling out of junctions.
5.Parked up, next day battery was totally dead , could not bump start so I jumped it with leads...started but same limp mode , revs problem.Drove it 20 miles again and parked up.
6.Next day battery was flat so jumped started it and drove home and low and behold car was performing as it was no problems , the next day car started and also no problems!!
The fault has kinda rectified itself but It might come back again worse so would like to get to the bottom of it ...if anyone has any ideas I’d be really happy to hear what you got to say ...
Regards Steve
 

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Hi Steve,


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 :- Entry closes on 15th April.​




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


Have a look at the R170 threads on K40 and pse.
Mercedes Benz SLK Forum - Search Results for R170 K40
Mercedes Benz SLK Forum - Search Results for R170 PSE


Couple of notes:-
SLKs need a perfect battery. If your battery is not holding charge it may be worth replacing.
A fully charge battery can discharge on 3 weeks standing.
Roof, heating and such eat power.


If your main battery went flat it is possible the alarm battery has drained itself too.
 

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Welcome and thanks for joining SLKWorld the #1 Mercedes Benz SLK Forum.

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On behalf of Sarge:-


jbanks15 said:
Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

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 or to ‘edit’, 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/edit. You can always pm a moderator.
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.
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Hi Steve, welcome from Canada :smile:




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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
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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/

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.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

I would start with a new battery, SLKs need a “great” battery not just an ok battery.
 

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

As others have already said, our SLKs need a great battery, not just a good one (and I'd say either your battery is not even good, or you have something that's causing it to drain quicker than it should).


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 (there's even a group trip to Cornwall listed there very soon). 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:

Thank you
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