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Hi,

I'd be very careful about getting anywhere near MB Database with a clone, never heard that one, normally it just nukes them !!

That bit about them getting locked out is because of the Dates, it refers to Genuine MB Systems, not clones, and basically it is MB's way of making the guys with genuine machines upgrade their s/w, because it times out and expires, so it won't work after say 3 new releases or similar.
AFAIK it does not mean you can buy 2019 s/w and go to MB Server with it :eek:

In general I was told that early 2012 and 2016 s/w is the best for different reasons. 2012 actually should have the SCN Database on it for up to 2012 Cars, and 2016 is a late one that is very good.

I have always used a third party who does pay subscription and has Server access to do SCN Coding via Team Viewer, I am actually doing a TV for Trans Coding this afternoon with a guy.

If this Is Tony's machine we are talking about then that would be a big big bonus for me as I bought one , but I seriously doubt it, he'd be adding a couple of zero's on the price if they could do that one, guys have been trying to crack that for years lol :D
I will speak with him and see what the score really is ;)

Cheers for now, Dave
 

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Part of the reason I wanted to do the C4, is because I can use the most recent software, which means that if I have to do any of the online coding stuff (like the speed sensor takes a dump on my gen 1 722.9 tranny and I have to replace the valve body), I can get into the MB database and do it. Apparently versions prior to 2018.X have been locked out. The rest of the time I could use the 2016.X software release for if the vehicle is behaving somewhat. :)
I think your software version cannot be older than 6-9 month so if you do scn you need to keep the sw up to date. But you can always try it will tell you to update if your version is to old.
 

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I think your software version cannot be older than 6-9 month so if you do scn you need to keep the sw up to date.
Hi Paul,

That is what I was told, MB release s/w every 3 months and you can be up to 3 months out of date then it won't do SCN ;) ......................

However, surely the Clones can't access MB Server without getting nuked ?

or are MB now doing PAYG ??

(It's been a while since I discussed this so maybe they have realised a market) ?

I had a very clever man do TV with me Friday, he custom coded EGS 52 for my V8 R170 very very clever man, it now has a Manual Mode insted of winter, V8 Geartrain Ratios and 2.87 Diff :D
 
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