Potential owner with questions....

964Kevin

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Hi.

I’ve been looking at getting an AMG c63 coupe, but trying to find a buyers guide; along with where to service locally in the Colchester area.
I’d be looking at a 16/17 plate car, in 3/4 months time, or thereabouts.

is there a guide or anything I can spend some time doing a bit of homework before I commit, there doesn’t seem to be much that I can find.. (probably a failure on my part) Im used to Rennlist with my 964 which is an absolute wealth of info.

hope someone can point me in the right direction

thanks

Kevin
 
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964Kevin

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Thanks.

I’ve searched, perhaps with the wrong phrasing I’ll admit, looked at YouTube videos; not really what I was after, but if you have any links, it would be appreciated

Thanks

Kevin
 
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964Kevin

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Another Q

I have VCDS for my Audi, and Scantool for the 964 which allow me to do all sorts of interesting tweaks, and code checks; I’ve seen a couple of MB tools, but is there a forum preference? It’s quite a minefield

iCarsoft MB V2.0 - Mercedes Professional Diagnostic Scan Tool - iCARSOFT UK iCarsoft MB V2.0 - Mercedes Professional Diagnostic Scan Tool - iCARSOFT UK | eBay

This was one mentioned on another MB forum, anyone have any direct experience

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ash59fifty-uk

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Year would be as above, 16/17, budget is around £35. Coupe a preference.

Thanks

205 shape, don’t know much about that model aside from the led handles always mess up

Regarding scanner I have an icarsoft Mb v2 it’s brilliant, but unlike other brands you can’t really tweak much in terms of coding and options etc on a Mercedes without going to a specialist with a Star machine
 

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The iCarsoft MB v2.0 is the preferred budget scanner.

The dealer tool is STAR, which is not available for purchase for private users (only garages can order it from MB).

The iCarsoft will read most (though not all) ECUs, and some live data. Also, unlike BMW and some other cars, MB cars can not really be coded with budget scanners, you need STAR for that.

So for full access to all ECUs and features and for coding and software updates, you'll need to see your dealer or a local specialist who has genuine STAR with subscription.

I say "genuine STAR with subscription" because there are illegal clones to be bought on eBay, but (a) they are infringing on MB's IPR and (b) they won't have the latest software and can't connect to MB's central computer.

With regards iCarsoft MB v2.0, for a little bit more you can buy the iCarsoft CR v2.0 which covers all makes of cars, i.e. not just MB, handy if you have other makes of cars in your household.

See also:

Group Buy of Isoft CR Pro ($$ Discount)
 
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964Kevin

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205 shape, don’t know much about that model aside from the led handles always mess up

Regarding scanner I have an icarsoft Mb v2 it’s brilliant, but unlike other brands you can’t really tweak much in terms of coding and options etc on a Mercedes without going to a specialist with a Star machine
Thank you
 
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964Kevin

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The iCarsoft MB v2.0 is the preferred budget scanner.

The dealer tool is STAR, which is not available for purchase for private users (only garages can order it from MB).

The iCarsoft will read most (though not all) ECUs, and some live data. Also, unlike BMW and some other cars, MB cars can not really be coded with budget scanners, you need STAR for that.

So for full access to all ECUs and features and for coding and software updates, you'll need to see your dealer or a local specialist who has genuine STAR with subscription.

I say "genuine STAR with subscription" because there are illegal clones to be bought on eBay, but (a) they are infringing on MB's IPR and (b) they won't have the latest software and can't connect to MB's central computer.

With regards iCarsoft MB v2.0, for a little bit more you can buy the iCarsoft CR v2.0 which covers all makes of cars, i.e. not just MB, handy if you have other makes of cars in your household.

See also:

Group Buy of Isoft CR Pro ($$ Discount)
Thank you
 

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