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For $10, you can stamp your VIN on the cat yourself. Sucks you've experienced this. Good luck...Dennis

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Catalytic Converters are stolen due to the Platinum content. I used to work for a precious metal recycler and we would not accept catalytic converters just to try to prevent people from stealing them. But, lots of scrap yards will pay for them just like stolen copper wire and such. Too bad.

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Cats are being stolen all over as the scrap prices are up for them. Storage yards are easy targets using their also stolen dewalt sawzall. Scrap yards aren't looking or going to look for Vin #'s.

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Friend owns a auto recycle place. First thing he does when they come in is cut the converter off. I was there once when the buyer came and he got $27,000+ out of the pile he had. Each one was a different price and one of them was $640. Lowest was $50. I would bet your converter never sees another vehicle. Easy money for thieves if they can get rid of them.

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Posted: 06/29/20 08:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just saw an ad for a catalytic converter lock cage. It supposedly protects the cat converter from being cut off. Has anyone heard of or used this type of device ?


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Thermoguy wrote:

Catalytic Converters are stolen due to the Platinum content. I used to work for a precious metal recycler and we would not accept catalytic converters just to try to prevent people from stealing them. But, lots of scrap yards will pay for them just like stolen copper wire and such. Too bad.


Here in Texas we used to have a problem with Thieves cutting the 50 amp Shore Cords off the Motorhomes and just unplugging from the Trailers on the Sales lot and selling to recyclers. The various cities go together and started requiring lots of ID and the thefts have stopped. Doug

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Future Ford of Roseville looks promising but call ahead. Same for Ford Folsom Lake Commercial Vehicle Center. Replacement is pretty simple and any commercial truck service center can do the work or even a mobile mechanic. Simplest repair would be to weld in the new cat and any extra pipe.

There's pretty much nothing you can do other than living in the coach 24/7 to prevent thieves. Two guys with battery powered saws-all can have the cat out in under a minute. Cage the cat or other so called anti-theft ideas and they just cut around whatever and probably cause more damage.


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Did you buzz the fuzz. and the storage lot owner
Also your insurance agent
Those things are EXPENSIVE and for good reason
The stuff in them is worth more (Pound for pound) than gold.


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dougrainer wrote:

Thermoguy wrote:

Catalytic Converters are stolen due to the Platinum content. I used to work for a precious metal recycler and we would not accept catalytic converters just to try to prevent people from stealing them. But, lots of scrap yards will pay for them just like stolen copper wire and such. Too bad.


Here in Texas we used to have a problem with Thieves cutting the 50 amp Shore Cords off the Motorhomes and just unplugging from the Trailers on the Sales lot and selling to recyclers. The various cities go together and started requiring lots of ID and the thefts have stopped. Doug


A friend (electrical engineer) works for a transit commission, a couple years back 2 guys were killed trying to cut a few hundred yards of copper cables (DC power, 2 cables per circuit) the size of your wrist out of the power grid for the subway grid.

The grid was still hot when they tried........

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Stim wrote:

CAT buyers are thick on FB Market place in my area.
Too bad they don't put VIN numbers on Cat Converters!

Wouldn't make any difference most times. CAT thieves are interested in the valuable stuff inside the converter, rhodium, platinum and palladium. They toss the other parts where any identifying information would probably be.


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