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Which diagnostic kit ?

I hate being held to ransom by the main dealer because neither I nor my local garage has the diagnostic kit.
Can anyone tell me which software (presumably OEBD or OBD-11?) and interface cable (ELM323?)I need to buy for a 2003 156 Sportwagon 1.9JTD multijet. There are lots of versions available through Ebay but I can only get answers such "it should work" - I feel stung because it cost me two visitsto the dealer, and lots of inconvenience, and 480 to replace one leaking vacuum hose that was stopping the turbo working.

Until I bought this Alfa, I did all my own repairs and servicing for 40 years and never once had the embarrassment of breaking down so am keen to be able to use the diagnostic facilities, which on browsing this site, seems to be a major topic of conversation.
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Re: Which diagnostic kit ?

i use digimoto, they sell all the kit you need to get diagnostics on your laptop, however it wont give you the alfa specific descriptions P1XXX etc, only the alfa diagnostics kit will do that, i use digimoto and tend to just post on here if i get a code i cand identify.

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Go with Marko on this one. Only get so far with stuff thats out there. For Alfa prime requirements, back to the holders of Examiner, for re-calibration,specific diags. and further.:
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