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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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SL55 AMG VIN number location / tropical climate use of SL55 AMG

Please would somebody be kind enough to tell me ALL of the VIN number locations in a RHD UK spec 2002 SL55 AMG

i'm especially keen to know where the number is actually stamped in the body work. (for example i know that a RHD W210 has the vin stamped on drivers side floor by drivers seat, so where is it on my SL55 ?)

also where is the paint code?

i'm planning to export the car to the tropics, so would it be advisable to make any modification for tropical climate. ie. fitting oil cooler, diff oil cooler etc.

does anyone have experience of problems with the SL55 in tropical climates

many thanks
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You might consider selling your car at home...

...and with the proceeds, buy a new one built for the new local tropical conditions of your destination by Mercedes.

Most often, you will be immeasurably better off.
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Hi sl55driver,

As far as exporting your car to a tropical country, I don't think you'd have any problems as I have two friends here who have gray market SL55's that were ordered from France and Germany and they're not experiencing cooling problems.

But maybe, you'd have to change the motor oil to 5W50 so that they'd have a higher temp range.

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