I would check that it can read the Ferrari codes properly.
All the emissions codes are the same. It uses the OBD2 connector. These readers will check codes for EVAP leaks, misfiring, bad o2 sensor, etc. But be aware that it does not do Ferrari specific codes, for instance, TCU codes.
It would probably be best to call the manufacturer of the reader and have them explain the differences in their units to help you decide.
just an idea but make sure the inner gas cap gasket is not damaged. That's enough to loose fuel pressure even if the fuel cap is tightened right.
Good advice, I had the same issue with my car when I purchased it.
How do these devices connect to the F430? is this the OBD interface plug that i've been reading about? if so, i thought only the SD3 or Leonardo systems could give reliable info about the F430 system? However, if 100 bucks could give some insight i'm in....well...as soon as i pick up an F430...
Yes, it only takes a few seconds to hook it up to the connector under the steering wheel. Every car after 1996 has that connector. I've used it on all my cars and friends cars and it is definitely a nice tool to have. The Sd3 can do way more, and it can also program different things on the car, but don't forget, you are comparing $100 to ~$20,000.
So I will be taking the car to the dealership to get the manifolds replace. I was told that when replacing with manifolds, it should "solve" those three codes?
That's definitely a smart starting point since you have to do the manifolds either way.