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Hope all is well with everyone. Thank you for being part of this distinguished forum of SLK owners.

I just bought a '05 SLK350 and have some good maintenance records. Pls clarify the following:

1. What's the typical miles to replace the water pump?

2. When replacing the water pump do I need to replace timing chain guide rails?

Appreciate your input.

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

I can't answer your water pump questions, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to offer some useful advice...

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.

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

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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Premium Member 2013 SLK250
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Do not see anything in MB maintenance manuals on a mileage or time limit on replacing either of these. Why do you ask the question? I would say both are if not broken do not fix it.
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