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Paul Dilks

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Hi Folks,
I've had my pet 2004 SLK 320 for three years and it went through its
MOT today.. I began thinking about when the spark plugs might need changing so I decided to check out this site..I must say I'm glad I did because I've learnt so much already in the past hour.

However, I've got two questions :-

1. My car has some warranty that I bought before it runs outleft till mid October..Is there anything on this model that would be worth check ing or perhaps get sorted before the warranty ends ?
2. The car has done 22000 miles..Has anyone any advice on when the 12spark plugs shopuld be replaced..The car runs as smoothly as ever and had a "B" service at 19000..The ASSYST says it has 6600 to go before the next "A" service ?
Any advice welcomed.:)
 

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The Hooded Claw

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hi & welcome .............wait for The Grand Moff Tarquin Aka Television to finish off his Lunch & he'll have all the answers you'll EVER need
 

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Hello and welcome,, it is a 2 part question,,you either change them at 60k miles or 5 years,, the 5 year thing is often more to ensure that the pugs will come out OK, there is no need to replace them at your mileage, mine have been if for 6½ years, and I will change them before long
 

antijam

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Hello there and welcome too.

In spite of dating from something of a low point in Mercedes quality, the R170 SLKs are pretty reliable. I'd check carefully for any fluid leaks (from wherever) and check the body for any early signs of rust (The patch under the boot release is almost a given). Depending on your warranty, problems in these two areas may or may not be covered. I found a minor ATF leak from the gearbox on mine which I got sorted under warranty - the curing of oil leaks can involve labour costs out of all proportion to the cost of the parts needing replacement!

Do join in on the forums - they're a very friendly and helpful bunch here.

Oh - and how about a piccie in the 'Art Gallery' forum? :)
 

The Hooded Claw

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Hello and welcome,, it is a 2 part question,,you either change them at 60k miles or 5 years,, the 5 year thing is often more to ensure that the pugs will come out OK, there is no need to replace them at your mileage, mine have been if for 6½ years, and I will change them before long


SEE!!!! what did I tell you !!!!!
 


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