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Hi
Good day

I have changed mine earlier yesterday.
As I have also said earlier, out of curiosity
will disassemble it to see what caused it to leak.

After disassembling it, I found that it was the
silicon washer rings.

I don't think there will be spare part for it
as it was riveted in.
I have to drill the rivet out to open out.

I tested the magnetic coil & it still working.
So to prevent it from leaking again, new
silicon washer are needed.
But of course, it will be non available.

The next best substitute will be, after thoroughly cleaned,
apply silicone glue.
Then use bolt & nut to tighten & assemble it back.
But the bolt must be 100% flat to the contact surface.
I think grinding it down should do.

Anyway, I will keep the old ones for spare after repair.
See pictures.

Thank you & have a nice day

Hi
Good day.

As I have said earlier with regards to repairing the
magnetic sensor, today just a few minutes ago

mod edit-->See relevant question posed here:

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Can anyone tell what kind of glue it is being
used in the video clip (orange color)
Silicone glue in orange color?
NOT in this thread. Please start a new thread if required.
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Hi
good day.
Start a new thread?
Sorry, I don't know how & where.

But I will try again.
thank you & have a nice day
Just go to the correct sub-forum where you want to post a question and hit "Start Discussion" (top right of page). Give it a title, fill in the text box and post it👍

NOW, back on topic please 😁
 

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Just go to the correct sub-forum where you want to post a question and hit "Start Discussion" (top right of page). Give it a title, fill in the text box and post it👍

NOW, back on topic please 😁
Hi
Good day
again


Gone to:

Mercedes Benz R171 SLK Class Cars > SLK R171 General Discussion

Am I in the right place?

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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So, after getting Sophie back last week from the bodshop, I had a few niggles.

Dropped her off yesterday and picked up today.

One niggle to double check, but all the rest are fixed. Yay!
Even got to drive her back in the sunshine.
Top up though, as two window niggles needed checking.

Now to task Axa with resolving the 'at fault' split from 14th October.

So 'your claim and repair will be resolved in two weeks' was not in Earth time, clearly.
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Had Mabel in for a service with a new Indie I was trying out. Discovered two split gators on control arms (replaced arms), a worn camber arm bush (replaced both arms), a slight oil "sweat" from back of engine (nothing to worry about), and some light corrosion on brake lines (cleaned and greased "they don't need changing"). Also got the front wheel alignment done.

The steering wheel is back centred again (after Mercedes had left it 10/15 degrees off centre the last time they "played" with the car), and the steering feels a lot tauter. (y) :)
 

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Since I tend to keep my cars for a long time, (not the winter beater cars) I ordered the K40 relay and the Crank position sensor for the 2001 320 SLK.
They seem to be the most failure prone parts, so it made sense to buy them now when they are still available and inexpensive.
Both are easy to change and they will be in the glove box for any long trip.
My idea of insurance!
 

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Registered 2013 SLK55 AMG
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serviced and MOT'd for another year - cheapest yet in 4 years of ownership with no new plugs, tyres, trans fluid, etc, etc, etc needed. Just a plain old A service with nothing added. I really need to drive it more though, I only did 1,200 miles last year though, in 4 years of ownership I've only done 6,000 miles !!!
 

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REgistrant 2012 SLK55 AMG
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I think it would be cool if we had a thread (maybe a sticky 😉) where we could post about what we did to our SLK today. Letting members have one place to post what they've done can give others members ideas on what to do.

For example, I got my SLK Monday and changed the differential fluid, the engine oil, and the spark plugs right away because I was not sure when it was last done. (I think that's all I did 😉 😁 more coming later)

When was the last time your car had that done? This could be a great place for reminders and if you post here you can always look back and see the last time you did it or had it done.

It doesn't have to be just maintenance. It could be mods or cleaning too!
yes congratulations
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Tried out a dry wash/wax fluid.
A few spots of water and a few dried water spots.

They claim you can apply to wet paintwork and very dirty cars.

I knew rain was due, so a good time to test.
Only did roof, bonnet and boot upper surface.

Very happy with result.
Nice shine and rain beading nicely.

I would not even consider applying to a very dirty car. Whatever the claims, the thought does not sit well with me.

However, travelling around the UK to meets and not always having time for a quick tidy on the morning of a show,
this looks likely to replace quick detailer.
Especially when I have both the 350 and 55 to shine up.

Still going to carry my California duster.
Very quick and handy for removing dust during the Summer fortnight.
 
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