Greetings all! Thanks so much for having this friendly and knowledge packed forum here for me to join. I don't own an SLK yet, but I'm strongly considering acquiring a nice R170 SLK 230 kompressor with Manual as the basis for a new project. This would be my first SLK but not my first Mercedes. As a little background, my first MB was a 72 220D that fell into my hands 15 years ago. It turned out to be such a great little car I went on to buy a dozen more MB diesels, W123s, 124s and 126s. When I needed a new Truck I discovered Unimogs and ended up with four of those. My favorite was my U416 Doka. Currently I'm down to one car, a 2000 S500. I also have a clone MB Star Das computer and interface. I haven't had a lot of reason to use it yet but the few times I have it has been darn handy to have. I look forward to learning enough to be a valuable contributor. I'll do my best not to offend anyone with my somewhat sacrilegious ideas.