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Greetings from a new member.

Hi There,
My name is Simon.

I live in the UK. I am an Engineer. I have maintained my own cars for the last 27 years. I am lucky enough to have a nice garage and most of the tools to get the job done.

I run two SLK's. My wife has a Silver SLK320 2001. I have a Silver SLK350 2007. Both cars have most of the toys available. (I know....His and hers’s a bit sad... That’s why my user name is Dontlaugh)

I maintain the SLK320, all servicing diagnostics and of course regular road tests at full throttle!

The SLK350 is still a baby and has not yet left its mother (Mercedes Benz warranty) so I am waiting patiently to get my hooks into this one.

I have the full MB DVD manuals for both cars and attend to most adjustments and issues myself.

I have recently installed TYRESURE pressure monitoring on the SLK350. This kit works well and saved me from a high speed blow out on my last car. Its was easy to do so if you are interested I can help with advice. (Best to.)

I have just completed full service on the SLK320. The car is so well made. It is a pleasure to work on. I am still amazed that the car takes Eight Litres of oil for a change. This is one really big bucket of dirty oil! The Trunk lid was squeaking during the roof open cycle, found a cure for that. The Steering damper was leaking, replaced that ok. Otherwise the service was as per MB Schedule with no problems.

I have recently cured all of the creaks and clonks on the roof of the SLK320 and I am now homing in on the problems with the roof of the SLK350.

I have just purchased an OBDII diagnostic scanner and recorder. This works well and talks to both cars.

So far the Mid Life Crisis is going to plan. The Medallion, Chest Wig, and Fluorescent White Teeth are on order and expected to arrive soon.

(The sign of a hard working Engineer is bad spelling and short words so I will say sorry in advance.)

I look forward to joining in the discussions and perhaps helping out with some of the information that I have at my disposal.

Kind regards, Simon.
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