Hi all. I thought I'd put up a thread of my winter project. As you can see in the photo it's a 97 230 Kompressor in silver. I picked it up a few weeks ago in south Dublin. I got it at what I think was a great price. ?600. It has 141000 miles on it, a few months NCT (yearly safety inspection here in Ireland) but no road tax. It was not running right. It had a very high idle and when you touched the accelerator it would rev up but wouldn't drop below 1500 rpm. I borrowed a diagnostic kit from a friend of mine (my own kit does not have the 38 pin connector) and it showed up an internal short in the throttle body. A quick search on DoneDeal.ie brought me to a small car breaker not far away from me that specialises in SLKs. I picked up a good one off him for ?40. Bolted it on, cleared the fault codes and it was running much better, but still not quite right.
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