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Registered 2008 SLK280
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Chuck Blue here posting from sunny Daytona Beach, FL! My old lady bought herself a 2008 SLK 280 a couple of months ago, so I figured I better start an account here so that I could better take care of the thing for her. Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.


Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Great R171 info:

Lube those seals:

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:

What is this SmartTOP all the members keep talking about?

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars I've taken the CF Plunge...
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

My mods - See my signature block links below - also check my albums in my profile and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

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Super Moderator 06 SLK 280
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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada 🙂

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
11,487 Posts
Hi Chuck, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
26,174 Posts
Welcome from Wirral, England.

If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum, this may help.

Our forum rules:

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
The web site of slk-links Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: The web site of slk-links <<<Where to find part numbers

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads below.
R170 DIYS:- SLK R170 class DIY
R171 DIYS:- SLK R171 Class DIY
R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
The web site of slk-links

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
This is where to find meets/events.

Look across the banner and you'll see three vertical dots.
Many questions answered there.
You'll also find the >>>FAQs<<<

Click the 5 horizontal lines near the banner.
Scroll down and you'll find a huge section of info.
Check out the tsbs. Lot's of fixes for MB recognised issues there.

Registered 2008 SLK280
129 Posts
Welcome from VA

I bought an '08 280 last May and am still loving it.

You and your significant other will have many happy hours and days especially if you enjoy doing your own maintenance.

This is a great video relative to changing fluid and flushing your tranny if you chose to do it:


Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,404 Posts
Hi Chuck, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

Super Moderator 2010 SLK300 2LOOK
14,238 Posts
Hi and welcome from Lakeland, Florida!

Congratulations to your better half!

Living in Florida and joining the forum has special perks! We are an active and fun Florida SLK Group and you’ll definitely want to join us. We have two meets a year Spring and Fall/Winter located in Central Florida.
Our last get-together…

Picture thread for Clermont Winery meet 11/2/19

Unfortunately, the Spring 2020 meet is postponed for now, in the meantime check the Florida section of the forum for our previous meets!

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