Ok so My first intro was like " Hi i bought this bye."
So I decided to tell the entire story. pictures will follow as soon as i can get time to take pitures
So here is my story:
Everyone told me not to buy a Mercedes parts are expensive if it breaks down I will have a pile of metal in my garage.
You not a Rich guy to be able to have one ETC ETC..
So I took all my savings and Purchased a black 2001 SLK230 off of Criagslist.
it seemed pretty well used for a 2001 it had 174K on it. (the price was good)
The liner in the Roof was all wrinkled and oily the roof did not work
The dash is all peeling.
the Front bumper has had a fender bender that damaged the fog lamps and the Fender molding rail that has the orange parking light is missing.
The pain is peeling all over on the inside.
Mechanically it runs great.
I have had it for 3 weeks now and here is what I have noticed:
I had to add Coolant twice to the Reservoir tank. the light keeps coming on.
I never hear or see the Fan running on the radiator.
Things I have fixed:
I purchased a hydraulic repair kit off of eBay I found on another forum that the oily wrinkled roof was a leaking actuator.
That was a 2 hour job. Fixed it and the roof was not working, not until I placed the roll-up luggage cover in place LOL.
then it worked great!
The other 2 bigger actuators are not leaking and looked FAR more difficult to remove. so I left them alone until they leak.
I have used Turtle wax Magic color to try and remove the swirls and the chip stick to hide the nicks around the car.
I think I should have clay bar'd the car first there is still a lot of swirls. but the Car Shines so bright the way it is!
I need to replace the Front grill it's broken.
and the passenger side Headlight is damaged but works.
I don't have a lot of money so I know this will consume all my time and make me sell all my goodies to be able to bring it back decent shape.
Things I need: ( donated or sold very very cheap or for shipping only )
[ ] Front Grill
[ ] Hood Emblem
[ ] headliner
[ ] Both Fog lamps [Square type]
[ ] passenger side Headlight with turn signal
[ ] hood strut (it wont stay up)
[ ] Trunk Struts (it wont stay up either)
So far that is what I notice that needs immediate attention.
I am a very very Proud Mercedes Owner.
I don't want to be seen in my old rusted and falling apart 1992 Honda anymore. LOL - I want to be a roadster guy now!