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Which Foxwell tool is recommended for DIY 2004 Benz Sl55

Question: I just purchased a 2004 Mercedes Benz Sl55 a few weeks ago. I'm planning to do all the maintenance myself ,along with some light mods along the way. ( pulley, headers, exhaust, cooling, etc). I’m wondering if I need or not a star diagnostic tool to have around.


If you are going to do all repairs and maintenance yourself, then very likely you need Star Diagnosis or, at a minimum, a Foxwell NT510 Elite diagnostic tool.

Foxwell NT510 Elite
Foxwell NT510 Elite


Read this related article: Foxwell NT510 Elite Benz R230 350 SL 2005 review

From unboxing-> Initial Background -Setup -> First Use and maintenance function review.

Important using tip:

Foxwell NT510 Elite scanner needs to be registered through the Foxwell site and then you download an "update installer" to your computer. The Foxwell then connects to your computer to download software and install the Benz specific stuff.

if you're an Apple user, please note, if you want to get one of these you will need access to a Windows computer to initialise the Foxwell.