Icarsoft or Autel??

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  1. smoothcoupe

    smoothcoupe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    hi all, I’m in the market for a diagnostic scanner. Has anyone got any advice or experience using the icarsoft i980 or the mv2, which are Merc specific, or the autel 880 pro which apparently does different makes and models also.????
     
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  2. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

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    I had an Autel (MB specific) which I used with my W203, and it worked well, but the disappointing part was that in spite of the fact that in theory it could be updated from the Internet, there was never any update released for it.

    So when I bought the W204, it wasn't supported on the old Autel and I could no longer use it, and would have needed to buy a newer model.

    Instead I bought the iCarsoft MB v2, which has regular updates released for it, so hopefully it will serve me also into my next Merc...
     
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    CowleyStJames Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have the Icarsoft MBII version 2 and it's a cracking bit of kit.
    So good in fact, I sold my Star C4 kit as I just didn't use it.
    All I'm waiting for is the update that's been promised to force a DPF regen on my W212 E250.
    Life would then be very good
     
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    classiccarzone Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    +1 for the icarsoft. Excellent piece of kit for the price.
     
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    rockits Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I have been looking at getting an Autel Tablet for a while now but not pushed the button yet.

    I think I was looking at the MS980 Pro from memory. It does ECU programming and key coding apparently as well. It was about 1500 so not cheap but I have a few cars and was interested as work in the IT/Tech sector.
     
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    smoothcoupe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    According to diagnostic world on YouTube, the autel md808 pro does everything the icarsoft Mercedes specific models do but cover other makes and models too. If that’s the case I think it’s a good bit of kit for £300. What do you guys think?
     
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  7. markjay

    markjay MB Club Veteran

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    If you have other cars... possibly.

    But if not... then the iCarsoft is less than half the price.
     
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    smoothcoupe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    smoothcoupe Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Think I’ll probably go for the autel md808 as I have a 2004 E55 and in the market for a E60 535d msport. So hopefully should serve both cars well should anything go wrong!!
     
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    AntMB Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Another vote for the MB V2 here. Very good kit.
     
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  11. StevemercUK

    StevemercUK New Member

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    If you want to do ECU programming and key coding, Autel is better.
    But if not, iCarsoft is better.
     
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