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This sale is for the
PARTS and MANUAL for rebuilding the hydraulic cylinders that raise,
lower, and lock your SLK's retractable hardtop .
Is your headliner wrinkled and bubbled? Do you have oil
spots in your trunk? If so, the hydraulic cylinders that retract your
convertible hardtop are most likely leaking.
Lucky for you, you’ve found the easy, affordable, and only
permanent way to fix the problematic cylinders in your hydraulic
system yourself! If you can change the oil in your car, you can install this
COMPREHENSIVE parts kit with 43 pages of highly detailed instructions and 100+
pictures that walk you through the process step by step. And if you have a
question, you will have my personal phone number (contained in the
instructions). Please note:
Luckily, the two small, spindly actuators that raise the trunk lid rarely leak--and if they do, they are easy enough to remove from the car. That's because these actuators require special drill bits and a hydraulic press to rebuild. (Simply contact me for the name and number of the shop that rebuilds these two rams using the o-rings included in the kit. The other three actuators are easily rebuilt by the DIYer.)
Yes, this project is easy enough for DIYers. Just ask any
of my THOUSANDS of satisfied customers. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise
with fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) marketing--or outright misinformation. In a recent
customer-satisfaction survey, 100 percent of responding customers indicated
that this project was simple to do, the manual was easy to understand, and that
years later the o-rings are still working perfectly.
This kit is designed for the Mercedes R170 chassis:
1997 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK200
1997 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK200 Kompressor
1998 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor
2001 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320
2001 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG
Please see my other sales for a special tool for
refilling your hydraulic pump once you've rebuilt your leaking actuators.
item number 280753439707. Thank you, Marty
For repair of Mercedes Benz part numbers:
170 800 0072 / 170 800 00 72 / 1708000072 (Front lock to
170 800 0572 / 170 800 05 72 / 1708000572 (Left main
170 800 0672 / 170 800 06 72 / 1708000672 (Right main
170 800 0372 / 170 800 03 72 /1708000372 (Left trunk lid)
170 800 0272 / 170 800 03 72 / 1708000372 (Right trunk
10 reasons why you should choose this rebuild kit:
REASON 1: No need to remove the actuators from your car
and send them off for who knows how long. The hydraulic lines are permanently
affixed to the actuators at the factory. And fishing those thin, stiff
hydraulic lines through the various tight cavities of the SLK is incredibly
difficult and time-consuming. Just consider trying to get the lines in and out
of the B pillar. Not my idea of fun.
REASON 2: Here’s the root of the problem: The polyurethane
material that Mercedes used for the seals in the five hydraulic cylinders that
retract your hardtop deteriorates within 5 to 10 years’ time. It also isn’t
chemically compatible with the hydraulic fluid they use. THIS IS THE SAME POLYURETHANE
MATERIAL THAT OTHERS INSTALL WITH THEIR "SERVICE." Go figure. So
those seals are continually breaking down and eventually leak--this is
especially the case in warmer climates. If you’re reading this, you’ve unfortunately
already seen the results for yourself.
REASON 3: The o-rings in this kit are composed of Nitrile
rubber. This rubber WON’T break down like the Mercedes seals, ensuring a
leak-free repair that will last a lifetime. These stout o-rings provide
frictionless actuation of the hydraulic cylinders without rolling.
REASON 4: This kit contains all the PARTS you need to
rebuild ALL FIVE problematic hydraulic cylinders: the one above the headliner
that locks the top to the windshield, the two in the front of the trunk that
raise the top, and the seals in the two hydraulic cylinders on the sides of the
trunk that raise the trunk lid. Luckily, the two small, spindly ones that raise the trunk lid rarely leak--because they require special drill bits and a hydraulic press to rebuild. (Simply contact me for the name and number of the shop that rebuilds these two actuators using the o-rings included in the kit. The other three actuators are easily rebuilt by the DIYer.)
REASON 5: My repair method takes less than 4 hours from
start to finish--with common tools that you already have in your garage. And
it's actually fun and easy!
REASON 6: If you go to the dealer, they are going to quote
you something in the neighborhood of $4,000 to fix the problem. Now, that’s a
nice neighborhood, but the Mercedes parts are only going to leak again. That is
just insanity. And I feel for those people who have been suckered in by the
“stealer” for that repair, lacking other options. It really should be a
warranty issue, as Mercedes screwed up--the actuators should have been built
with o-rings in the first place.
REASON 7: I work as a professional copywriter. My 43 pages
of instructions are clear and highly detailed WITH 100+ PICTURES that walk you
step by step through the repair process. The 43-page instruction manual alone
is worth the price of admission. To say nothing of the components included in
the kit to rebuild your leaking hydraulic actuators and fix the problem once
and for all. A sample page is provided here to give you a sense of the quality
of the instructions.
REASON 8: If you have a question, I'm only a phone call
REASON 9: My stellar response.
REASON 10: Your money back if you're not satisfied. But
you should know that I've sold THOUSANDS of these kits to date--to many many
satisfied customers. :) People love this kit!
I ship quickly (daily) and stand behind my products with a
100% money-back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. Highly
competitive shipping, too. (I ship by USPS--and will provide you a tracking
number.) Order yours today.
Thank you for considering my product,
Marty Ewer, Owner, Shockwave Technologies
Recent customer testimonials:
"Marty, the kit was a breeze! Took me 1.5 hours, and
it works great. Awesome job on the instructions. No issues. I was so relieved
that I wasn't going to have to spend a ton of time or money to get my top
working again!" -R. Allford
"Hey Marty, YOU ARE A LIFE-/MONEY-SAVER. I would like
to thank you for your time putting together the kit and detailed
"This kit saved me hours and hours of looking for
spotty information from all over the Internet. Kudos for the comprehensive
parts kit and the great instructions. I couldn't have repaired my SLK without
your COMPREHENSIVE KIT AND THE GREAT INSTRUCTIONS." -A. Allred
"Marty, Thanks for all your help. I'm still amazed at
the quality and detail of your instruction manual. You are an excellent writer." -R.
"Great instructions, Marty! Would've taken me days
otherwise." -M. Michalek
Also, check out my recent response for what others are
saying about this incredibly easy-to-use kit."