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  1. Update on wheels

    R170 SLK-Class
    Long time since I posted on this R170 forum which really is the best forum imo. After having the SLK230 for a few years I bought a 2009 R171 kompressor which turned out to have a couple of rusting front wings (fenders?) and I'm still in a dispiute with MB despite a full MB history they say the...
  2. Anyone having issues with JB Banks at slkworld?

    R172 SLK-Class
    Yep - I got banned for life for daring to openly suggest the Seargent Major (retired) was bullying members in a similar incident to which you comment on. The boy's an arse
  3. r172 Members' rides - photo gallery

    R172 SLK-Class
    Having had an R170 SLK230, 171 SLK200 I now have an R172 SLK55 AMG - love it!
  4. She's finally blowing! ;-)

    R170 SLK-Class
    I would doubt the throttle body would be as dirty as to cause the problem you describe. There is a solenoid near the throttle body which is part of the EVAP system which allows fuel vapour to be drawn into the manifold. This will tick tick as it functions depending the amount of vapour in the...
  5. She's finally blowing! ;-)

    R170 SLK-Class
    As long as the spark plugs cross refer with heat grades then they should be ok. I'd suspect the MAF, especially as you've cleaned it - I found that rarely works. I fitted a Pierburg sensor into the original MAF body. Don't know about the mechanical noise apart from possibly the supercharger...
  6. She's finally blowing! ;-)

    R170 SLK-Class
    From memory the air bypass valve closes as soon as the compressor clutch engages. Have you tried resoldering the K40 board? I don't think the magnet would have a direct relationship with the bypass valve. It's been a while since I fixed mine and since sold the car. Good luck with it Alan
  7. SLK280 Edition 10 Rim

    R171 SLK-Class
    Would it not be easier and less expensive to get it refurbished? If you're concerned about a colour mismatch, then have the rear wheel on the same side painted to match
  8. 3rd brake light fault

    R171 SLK-Class
    Doesn't appear to be - only an advisory but there are new updates due soon in the UK I got a used lamp on ebay - the seller had fitted an AMG one, for £35 - job done. Thanks for your help.
  9. Supercharger fault - help please!

    R170 SLK-Class
    Solution here! I've just realised I linked this page to the solution to the problem but not the other way round! DUH Here it is http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r170-slk-class/1705187-shes-finally-blowing.html :wink
  10. 3rd brake light fault

    R171 SLK-Class
    Yeah, I'll change it - just pisses me off what they charge for a few pounds worth of lamp! MOT about as clear as mud - it just passed without it, I just need to get it fixed and stop the check light coming on. If you cover up the lamp with tape then technically the side stop lamps suffice...
  11. 3rd brake light fault

    R171 SLK-Class
    Thank you Smackrattle. That is my next move once the weather gets better in frozen Scotland! Does anybody know the exact location of the N10/2 SAM unit? Is it in the boot/trunk and if so, which side? Thanks
  12. 3rd brake light fault

    R171 SLK-Class
    My first post in this forum. Having had an R170 for 5 years, I've now picked up a 2009 R171 200 with sports pack and lots of toy/buttons to play with. The 3rd brake light doesn't work and there's a warning on the dash to tell me. I've done the following: Checked the led lamp for continuity -...
  13. Rear speaker locations?

    R171 SLK-Class
    Are they not either side of the rear cubby box between the seat backs?
  14. What's the best way to loosen the big Allen screw holding the steering wheel on?

    General Mercedes-Benz
    A 4 ft pipe isn't the answer - you're liable to break the steering lock. An air gun or hi torque battery rattle gun is the best method
  15. The classic dilema: m45 to m62! Clarification needed!!!

    R170 SLK-Class
    Jeez Subby - I haven't been on here for about a year and a half. Great to see you still got the enthusiasm :-) You still running your modded 230? I got an Alientech remap done on mine by Quantum Tuning here in Scotland (a friend of mine has the franchise) and it gave a noticeable "seat of the...
  16. remote fails to unlock, car won't start

    R170 SLK-Class
    I suspect the problems will unfortunately return sometime. The alarm/immobiliser (Uk models) have a built in rechargeable battery. Through time this can fail and cause the problems you raise. This is backed up by the fact that disconnecting the vehicle battery sorted the problem (albeit...
  17. Supercharger fault - help please!

    R170 SLK-Class
    Great to hear - another one saved :-)
  18. detailed my SLK

    R170 SLK-Class
    You're so lucky not to have the tonnes of road salt eat away at it. I just replaced my nearside front wing - it was looking a bit rough :(
  19. r lower hub bush tool

    R170 SLK-Class
    I replaced it in place too - at £36/$70 AUS/$52 US, it's a good one. It took a fair bit of torque on a 2 foot power bar to shift it after 17 years of UK crud
  20. r lower hub bush tool

    R170 SLK-Class
    Here's an inexpensive rear lower hub carrier tool which works :smile CHRYSLER 300C REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BUSH ROSE JOINT REMOVAL INSTALL TOOL | eBay
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