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    R231 SL Rear Windscreen Trim (Black) Fading / Flaking

    Hello good people - hope you are having a great bank holiday weekend! Having given my 2014 R231 SL a good bath earlier, I have noticed that the two rear windscreen trims are fading (see pics). They are gloss black originally. Has anyone come across this / know a good solution? I'm thinking...
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    Front Convertible Leaking Roof SL55.

    When you find a good thing its worth sharing... I have 2005 SL55, with all the niggles It has been one of my favourite cars. For any of you suffering with a leaking roof onto the drivers chairs (Knees) this is what I use... I think the addition of Krytech softens the rubber seal. You don't...
  3. zedmeister

    SL55 overheating

    Noticed my car running a little hotter over the last month or so. It used to warm up to just over 80C and then it started running at 90C. Then it started creeping up but the other day, I had the red dash warning about coolant temp and when I looked it was as 120C. Had to park up for 1.5 hours...
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    SL55 -- update and RIM/TYRE question.

    It's been 2 months so far and I've done 2k miles -- and I LOVE IT! It's so powerful, it's insane! I still worry about the possible maintenance costs, but I got Alex Crow to take a look at it, and change the ABC fluid and he's ace. It's taken a little while to get used to the power and...
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    New to Forum and interested in the SL55

    Hi All, Probably a cliche member, but I watched some videos of a dude in the states who bought a cheap SL55 and I thought.. "damn I wish I could do that!" So I have joined your lovely forum and hope to maybe one day be a part of the community. In the past I have owned a Mitsubishi GTO so I...
  6. imkaz

    So I broke my SL

    I hope this is the right place to to post this topic, please let me know if it should be reloacted. About a week ago, I drove my SL into a solid pole, no one else was involved or hurt, I am fine too, air bags didnt go off. I do feel really stupid and sad that I've done this to a car, but it's...
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    SL55 autotrader -- wide range in pricing

    Happy new year one and all! It's now January which means it's almost time for me to get my SL55. So I've been looking at autotrader (every day!) and it seems that there are quite a few for sale and quite a wide range of prices. ie. I see a 2003 model with 70k, black and pan roof and mid-range...
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    SL350 (2013) R231 Test drive: The Dilemma is real

    OMG. I am in trouble now. My wife and I took out a 2013 SL350 today and it was much better than I expected. A lot of buttons and levers to confuse me but it was certainly nippier than I expected. I was torn between finding a higher mileage newer SL350 and the older SL55. The concern is that...
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    SL55 from Mercedes or Auction?

    Hi all. My obsession with Mercedes SLs deepens. I've been looking at newer, older and different possibilities (IE. Facelifted SL500) but I keep coming back to the good old SL55. I've seen that Mercedes Benz themselves have an SL55 for sale in Brentford. 2007 model 44k on the clock. Glass...
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    Current SLK R170 owner daydreaming of a R230 SL55...

    Hello all! I've had my 2001 SLK for 5 years and I love it, but there comes a time when a man needs to look for a proper convertible and I'm aiming for next year. (I also have a BMW e90 330i which I loved at first but find a little boring now. I prefer the smoothness of the SLK and the lower...
  11. Malmair

    R230 ABC problem

    The left rear strut on My 2004 SL55 has suddenly become inoperative. Driving the car on Thursday and got a "grey" ABC fault "visit workshop" message, drove 10 miles to get home and could feel no difference with ride/handling. Switched off engine whilst moving cars to park it and when restarted...
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    SL55 alloys help

    Hi I am new to the forum. I have a 54 plate SL55 AMG. I have just bought myself the Renntech V2 lowering module. I currently have the 18" turbine alloys, but I am looking to change them to 20". Can anyone recommend what width I should go for? I'm thinking 10.5 rear and 9 front. I want the...
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    SL55 ABC mind of its own!

    Hi, I was in Park with the car running and noticed that it slowly raised it suspension up to maximum height. It then suddenly went back to the lowest setting, and the cycle started again. All four corners are doing the same. I switched off the car. Waited half hour and tried again. The...
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    Loose Panoramic roof

    Hi All, Wasn't sure where to post this problem so apologies in advance. For the last few months I was driving around my SL55 with loads of air noise above 60mph. I thought the roof may need adjusting but it seems that the roof mechanism is fine. The panoramic roof is loose. I can literally...
  15. SL55 Mark

    Cam Breather Tanks Leaking - SL55

    Had my A service yesterday at MB Salisbury, including brake fluid change. Service advisory states "cam breather tanks are leaking", so I asked a couple of questions. Apparently they're under the air filters on top of the engine and are prone to leaking oil. MB offered to clean and re-fit, but...
  16. SL55 Mark

    SL55 Spark Plugs

    Fancied having a go at changing the 16 plugs on my SL55 and saving the £300 plus I've been quoted by Mercedes. I've taken four out so far, and the threads have all been coated in this sticky goo - I assume this is to stop the corrosion I have heard about. So my question is, what is this goo ...
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    Noisy Engine needing fine tuning

    Hi All, Just need to be pointed in the right direction. I've had loads of work done on my SL55. It was stood for 1 year as was not running right. All has been sorted by Andy from Eurocharged including remap, new pulleys, full service, brake discs and pads, suspension rebuild etc etc. Car...
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    R230 freaking boot leak!!!!

    Ok I have had issues with the boot leaking since I have bought the car - I applied the fix recommended by television and it does not leak in the centre sections anymore. It now drips from the top left of the trunk (passengers side) I get a drip which will form into a puddle in the boot...
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    Part number request (door trim)

    I think I've purchased the incorrect part for the door trim in my 2003 SL55. I ordered part A0009945948, but I don't think this is correct...? If someone could help identify the missing clip, it would be much appreciated :)
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    Sticky Handbrake R230 SL55

    Hi, Just a quick one. When releasing the handbrake, you can feel the handbrake release but the light does not switch off until multiple pulls of the lever. I want to lubricate the cable/mechanism. Has anyone got the instructions on how to do this. Also, when pushing on the pedal to set the...
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