Hello all, wanted to say hello to the forum - I will more than likely be a regular user as I just picked up an SL55 yesterday. I have owned an E55K for a few years back in 2006, so have a bit of experience with the car, but the SL seems to bring with it a whole host of potential issues of its own! So having viewed it in the pi$$ing rain yesterday, the car that appeared immaculate was not so much as I sat in it for the 4 hour drive home (in the rain).. So I now have a list of 'projects' to fix - any advice or pointing to helpful threads would be very much appreciated! 1. Intercooler pump issue - there seems to be a chap on here ANDY@EC who sorts this and lives locally to me, however I cannot PM until 30 posts - if you read this andy, please get in touch. 2. Door card compartments seem to be loose fitting - the 'panel gaps' are noticeable, a friend has an SL350 and this is not the case with his. 3. The parking sensor issue - two red lights and a beep when the car starts, then they turn off. 4. The keyless lock button on drivers side door doesn't work - I have read this will probably require a new handle - any idea of costs? 5. Steering pulls to the left - booked in at my local MB dealer to get aligned and steering centered - apparently a common complaint with Mercedes (although I never noticed it at all on my E55, although my GF's CLC does the same).... Apart from that, the car does seem in great condition. It was owned by a well off solicitor with 3 MB's all looked after by the local MB dealer who confirmed he always did the work needed on the cars - recent service and roof repair. Also, a list of planned upgrades: It has the TV tuner - I understand it can be converted to receive digital channels - any info on this? New steering wheel - can the newer wheel with paddles be fitted? Wheels - it has the later 19" SL65 style wheels (all silver) so I want the centers painted black Remap + Pulley - any recommendations around London/the south? I keep hearing DMS, but also keep hearing that others can do just as good a job at a far lower cost! Exhaust - remove rear cats and silencer - again, any London recommendations? And what kind of costs should I expect here also? Lowering - I have read about lowering links, and also reprogramming the suspension - any further info about both methods - any disadvantages/dangers and what kind of costs? The car otherwise is as I would have expected a 10 year old £100k car to be like after near 70k miles - it drives well, is tidy and looks great - just those niggles before I can rest! Thanks in advance for any advice guys! |http://thumbsnap.com/oSRL5EaY |http://thumbsnap.com/xTHseMse |http://thumbsnap.com/NqekNgpZ |http://thumbsnap.com/gYubTIiT |http://thumbsnap.com/QhdUdF7u I hadn't realised I had left the suspension raised when I took the pics!