Date registered: Apr 2009
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Hi guys I have an slk200 xplate had it since 2003 black manual. I used to work for the fire service but retired now so the car does about 2000k per year.
Mechanic to trade and was an engineering supervisor for the service.
I live in scotland not far from lanark.
Looking at all the bits and bobs that can go wrong with the slk, and the rust areas I find myself familiar with some of them. My slk had the water in the boot problem when I got it, alarm going off and doors opening on their own etc, but since it was still under warranty I took it back and I hope they made the modification to the PSE that you talk about. I know they fitted a new boot seal at least, however I shall be onto them in the morning and see if they have a record of it being modified or if the bastids just cleaned it.
I do know that they spiked the new cd player that had been fitted when they were in there, a costly mistake for them.
It also had issues with that water getting to the abs sensor at the n/s rear which had to be replaced at about the same time.
I know they never did the modification for the oil in the wiring fault, the mod on the sensor at the front of the engine, which I had to do, and a new o2 probe which it knackered and luckely never got into the ecu.
Other than that I kind of like it, I fitted a stainless exhaust minus the centre box making it more sporty, fitted a decent air filter element and cut the ass out the air box to let it breath better, also letting you hear the supercharger whine a bit more, it has the brabus wheels with the biggest tyres allowed
They say in the magazines that its a womans car but I like it and dont feel out of place, I think I might if it was one of them mazda things tho.