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Introductory information. My name is Ken. I live in Bethesda, Maryland. I'm not rich. I'm a mathematician by education and a mechanic by choice. I don't smoke, drink, or chase wild women. Wait...I guess I am rich, but a little dull at cocktail parties.

I sold my 6-cylinder Honda Valkyrie motorcycle last year and now own only a Lincoln Continental from 2002 (the last year they were manufactured) and this 2006 SLK350. I do most of my own repair work with the exception of the (many) things on the SLK that require a computer hook up to MB devices at the dealers'. My Mercedes has AMG suspension, wheels, and steering. I am currently installing a new front bumper (on order) which will be an AMG style aftermarket bumper cover--the only one available for a "reasonable" amount. The other one was broken beyond repair.

I like this forum because it always has (at least a few) other DIY guys who have already walked almost any path I am likely to try. Simply put, this SLK is the best driving car that I've owned so far and I'll probably buy another when this one begins to eat more than it should of the family budget. Doing my own work on bumpers etc. puts that day a little further off than it would be otherwise.
 

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

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/226839-post1.html

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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Welcome from New York.
 

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Hi Ken, and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Welcome from central Florida.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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