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Just another new member, browsing the site for maintenance info. Newly acquired car, probably some previously deferred maintenance. Probably going to enjoy a fuel pump replacement, among other things. I appreciate all the information posted already. Been working on Diesels for decades. I'm surprisingly ignorant on gas engines.

2005 Slk 350
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Ft Worth/Dallas
 

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

Thanks for taking time out from your research to post a hello.

Folks appreciate it.

There's a link for R171 diy in my signature that you may find useful.
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

I'm sure one of our mods will be along shortly to officially welcome you, but in the mean time ......

Some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:
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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.
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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

First please update your profile with your location and vehicle year and model (e.g. 2005 SLK 350), if you haven’t already done so, as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information.
Follow this to update: ‘User CP’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘location’ and ‘vehicle’ (and then click ‘SAVE CHANGES’ button at the bottom of the page). Info in your garage does not update your profile.


Some great R171 info, including Owner’s/Maintenance/COMAND manuals, etc.:
Don’t forget to lube those seals:
Download your car’s brochure:
Mods you should think about doing to your SLK:
  • SmartTop: What is this SmartTOP all the members keep talking about?
  • Shorty antenna
  • LED license plate bulbs and parking lights
  • Chrome/stealth indicator bulbs (still flash orange, but removes the ‘fried egg’ look from your headlight housings)
  • OEM windscreen or Lighted/etched windscreen
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    FREE!! How to get a free data card!
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  • Want to 'like' or 'thank' someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any individual’s post that you like. This saves you having to comment.
  • New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link in the info bar towards the top of the screen 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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Welcome from Northern California

Welcome to SLKWorld.com:Beer:

R) :burnout:
 

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

please put this:

2005 Slk 350
Ft Worth/Dallas

here:

First please update your location and vehicle (Put Looking!)(year?: 1996-2017, model?: 32, 200, 230, 250, 280, 300,320,350,55) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t. This takes about 30 seconds to do.
Follow exactly to update: ‘Usercp’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘location’ and ‘vehicle’. Info in your garage does not update your profile.




Thank you
Jeff
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.

Please add your vehicle/location in your profile.
 

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Thank y'all for the hospitality. The only mod I plan to make is to upgrade from dead fuel pump to live, but I'm glad to find a forum to discuss issues. Been working on VW Diesels for decades, but every make has their own issues. Surprisingly long ways from Wolfsburg to Stuttgart.

-Shalyn
 

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Welcome from SC US. VW diesels you say? i have sputtered with the 1.5 & 1.6 for the last 15 yrs. I'm in the middle of a timing belt/water pump replacement on the 1.9 now. Yes sir i love the smell of diesel in the morning!

I hope to never have to work on this SLK but I know I'm in the right place as are you.
 

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1.5l, 1.6 td, ALH 1.9. Done the belt on all them many times. Good luck. Like every well-built car, not a huge problem in the end, just time-consuming. I'm sure the Slk will be no different, just not quite as many of us out there turning wrenches on them. They're a bit special, in the good way :)
 
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