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I'm Eric >:D

I just purchased a a fairly trashed 2000 SLK230. The frame is in great shape, but the interior is pretty awful and so is the paint. The top doesn't work. 185hp is not nearly enough for me. That's all fine because I have a plan.

I've just started work on an engine swap no one has ever done before! I guarantee it will be pretty wild and I'm documenting everything in the entire process. Some may not like it, but I'm totally cool with that. I'm starting with a car that is FAR from pristine, so it's getting a completely new life.

If you want to follow along, I'll be posting the build regularly and stuff I learn along the way about how to modify and work on these cars. It's my first Mercedes and my first real, ground-up project car! I'd love feedback and help from people who have modded these and I'll gladly share what I learn here.

 

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Hi Eric,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).


Voting is open for the 2018 March Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on 31st March.​




Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
http://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.




Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.

Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

CA: U.S. California - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Wilder than a 55 engine? Interesting. We have a several members who have upgraded.
Pulleys is often done, but several engines too.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California

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List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favorite.
Here's the main thread:
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Welcome from Phx Az. Eric I watched your video the other day on the tube that poor R170 sure had a rough Life.:frown::frown: Keep us posted Btw it never can hurt to have a couple of them around just in Case.:grin::grin:

 

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.

Can't wait to see the next video!
 

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and I'm looking forward to future posts on your progress.
 

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Hi Eric,

Welcome from Wirral, England.


Wilder than a 55 engine? Interesting. We have a several members who have upgraded.
Pulleys is often done, but several engines too.
Thank you for the warm welcome!

Depends on what 55 engine you are referring to, as the output increased by the year. The 5.4L M113 had around 340hp iirc. It will be beyond that, yes. The engine reveal will be in 1-2 weeks when I have it in hand ;) I'll post photos and start a new thread for it soon.

Eric
 

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$1800! You can buy a tidy running one over here for that!

And the top will work. :) :)

I fancy shoehorning this into an R171 body.
 

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$1800! You can buy a tidy running one over here for that!

And the top will work. :) :)

I fancy shoehorning this into an R171 body.
You're right - I was also flabbergasted at $1800 so I checked... Several like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-SLK-200-Kompressor-2003/142705056981?hash=item2139e25cd5:g:jQcAAOSwSS5ald0c

I think that thing deserves a 'blown Wankel'. German design at least.

Nimbus - You remember that exhaust shop in Chelsfield? His neighbour specialises in turbo Wankels. They make some big numbers, and lots of space to work around.
 

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You're right - I was also flabbergasted at $1800 so I checked... Several like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-SLK-200-Kompressor-2003/142705056981?hash=item2139e25cd5:g:jQcAAOSwSS5ald0c

I think that thing deserves a 'blown Wankel'. German design at least.

Nimbus - You remember that exhaust shop in Chelsfield? His neighbour specialises in turbo Wankels. They make some big numbers, and lots of space to work around.
Just found a cracking place up the road for exhausts .... thread under the R172 forum.
 

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Hi Eric, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 
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