More parts, more repairs

So after seeing quite a bit of oil on the lower cover when I did my last oil change, I decided to chase down the leak. Pretty sure I found it when I noticed that the oil return hose coming from the oil separator (MB’s version of a PCV valve) […]


Crash report 6/3/18

Sunday morning proved to be eventful for me. I got up early and decided to hand wash the SLK and give a fresh application of some spray carnauba wax. The day prior I had picked up some new side mirrors from the Wrench-A-Part and really improved the look. About 11 […]


Cleaning and Plugs

Wow, what a difference a little basic maintenance makes! So I pulled the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor and cleaned it. I also pulled the throttle body and cleaned it, it was pretty dirty. After reassembly, I mistakenly left off the vacuum line. Took me a few days to figure […]


Lots of upgrades/improvements

The past few days were spent on a number of things. I will have more photos added to this post as time goes on, but here is the short list: Changed the supercharger oil. Quite a task. It should be noted that if you cannot stand the smell of a […]


Steering Wheel Leather Repair

I noticed the stitching had started to split on the upper part of my steering wheel. In fact, it was getting so bad that turning the wheel was uncomfortable and I was slowly making it worse every drive. Now, I am a bit of a cheapskate and a DIYer. But, […]

Steering Wheel

Mercedes SLK 230

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor Sport

On April 20th, 2018, I made the trek from Midland all the way to Austin, Texas, to take a look at a 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor Sport. My intent was to car shop a bit, as I was looking for a small but sporty car to commute to work […]


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