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owner of 18yr old 230 SLK

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Mivvie, May 18, 2018.

  1. Mivvie

    Mivvie New Member

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    Hi, I'm Miv I have had my little SLK from new in October 2001! IT still looks like new!

    The piston thingy which assists opening the boot lid need replacing-any idea where I can get this done-I live near Princes Risborough Bucks.
     
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    McDonald Senior Member

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    Hi Miv,

    I have the same problem with mine, so the bootlid falls on the back of my head sometimes when I'm loading or unloading. I recently put the car in to MBS in Southampton for other work (which they did really well) and only mentioned the boot-lid problem as I was leaving. I was given a quick description of the replacement process and it's obviously very simple. The labour charge would be very small, or you could do it yourself if you're inclined. Not sure about the cost of the part. Someone on this forum will know, I'm sure.
     
  3. daibevan

    daibevan Senior Member

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    Sounds great. I'm a little bit jealous.
     
  4. sl500amgsport

    sl500amgsport Senior Member

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    Hi Miv
    Seems SGS sell them for around £12 for a pair contact details 01332 576850.


    Mercedes SL500 R231
     
  5. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    As above . I fitted some SGS ones a few months ago on my clk. Seem very well made
     
  6. grahamcol

    grahamcol Senior Member

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    Hi Mivvie and welcome.
    Lovely cars these. I picked mine up 18 months ago and it's basically in show condition, having won an event at Brooklands under previous ownership. I love it and it goes like a rocket. Looks the dog's danglies too.
     
  7. Uncle Benz

    Uncle Benz Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome! I've had my SLK from new, and she's a year 2000 pre facelift model. Sadly she has been in storage since 2008. A couple of children will do that to you... These are still great cars. I'm hoping to recommission mine next year for my wife's 50th birthday.

    A couple of boot support struts shouldn't set you back much money, and are a five minute fix. Just don't bang your head or trap your fingers while replacing them :)
     
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    grahamcol Senior Member

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    Uncle Benz please post on here your recommissioning experience and details when you do it. That will make good reading I think.
    No doubt you have good reasons for laying it up for so long, but these are great cars and I absolutely love them. I became hooked when my mate bought one about 4 years ago and I had the pleasure of driving it back from Wales to the Midlands. As I've said earlier, I bought mine 18 months ago and it's a facelift 230k Obsidian in show condition.
     
  9. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Senior Member

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  10. Ricardo_e220

    Ricardo_e220 Senior Member

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    We’ve effectively had our since new 1998 one, which I found for my mum and inherited after she dies nearly 3 years ago now.

    The boot strut lift thing is something I noticed the other day when getting it out the garage for the first time since the autumn.

    Need to give ours another full service etc
     
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    Mivvie

    Mivvie New Member

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    I contacted SGS-they were very helpful, and I ordered the correct size-very easy to do following the instructions online-they were about £38 inc vat and £4 postage (under £50 spend) and arrived within 48 hours, and were fitted within 10 minutes of arrival! Good quality product! Simples!!
     
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