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Catalytic converter stolen today

 
Uncle Gintel

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08/11/2021 11:16 PM

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
When your driveway motion alarm buzzes your phone and you realize you finally can justify you new $3000 purchase to your wife.
Just a Moranic Tard  (OP)

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08/12/2021 01:39 AM
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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
What kind of vehicle?

How hard/easy is it for the pieces of shit to do?

Any target vehicles?

Any way to prevent it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80733321


Mine was a ford excursion.

Literally.........tonight on the local news they ran a segment on this theft, said prius was a top target. They had video of another theft. I have 3 minutes of video, but no ID.

It took them about a minute for mine, cordless saws all.

The news said prius owners can install a metal shield, just slows them down a little.
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08/12/2021 01:54 AM
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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
toyota tundra has #4 of them
Agent 99

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08/12/2021 06:46 AM

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
Rhodium is $17,000 per ounce.
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It's not a bad business to be in...
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"Depending on the age and type of vehicle, the PGMs in a catalytic converter can be worth anywhere from $100 to a rare $1,000 or more. The newer and/or smaller cars being closer to $100. The larger, older vehicles could have catalytic converters worth $600 and up. As for the $1,000 and the skyrocketing prices of PGMs, older vehicles with the original converter are becoming more and more valuable; something to consider when selling an older vehicle."

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"The amounts and proportions of PGMs depends on the age and type of vehicle.
Cars, light-duty trucks, and motorcycles average total is 2-6 grams.
Larger-engine SUV's and trucks average total can range anywhere from 6-30 grams.
28.35 grams equals an avoirdupois ounce. 31.1 grams equals a troy ounce."
Agent 99

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08/12/2021 06:47 AM

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So the thieves sell the good for $1000 to broker. Broker melts metals for $17000.

Thieves are dumb.
BRIEF

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08/12/2021 06:51 AM

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Rhodium is $17,000 per ounce.
 Quoting: Agent 99


It's not a bad business to be in...
 Quoting: BRIEF


"Depending on the age and type of vehicle, the PGMs in a catalytic converter can be worth anywhere from $100 to a rare $1,000 or more. The newer and/or smaller cars being closer to $100. The larger, older vehicles could have catalytic converters worth $600 and up. As for the $1,000 and the skyrocketing prices of PGMs, older vehicles with the original converter are becoming more and more valuable; something to consider when selling an older vehicle."

[link to www.websitewithnoname.com (secure)]

"The amounts and proportions of PGMs depends on the age and type of vehicle.
Cars, light-duty trucks, and motorcycles average total is 2-6 grams.
Larger-engine SUV's and trucks average total can range anywhere from 6-30 grams.
28.35 grams equals an avoirdupois ounce. 31.1 grams equals a troy ounce."
 Quoting: Agent 99


So the thieves sell the good for $1000 to broker. Broker melts metals for $17000.

Thieves are dumb.
 Quoting: Agent 99


Thieves do not have the means to extract the metals, nor do they have the space to store a thousand units or more...

I have dealt in converter recycling for many years...The average used converter goes for about $100 and I charged $280 to install new ones on most vehicles...Takes about 10 minutes to install and check for leaks...
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I am a licensed firearm holder. I will, under protection of law, use lethal force if attacked.

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Justme C'est Moi

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08/12/2021 07:00 AM

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Fudge it. Straight pipe that bitch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79387075


I thought about it, muffler shop told me it WAS legal as I took it in with no cat con there.

Problem is, it wouldn't pass smog.
 Quoting: Just a Moranic Tard


It will. U need an o2 dumb circuit got the secondary. Make ur own or buy one
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80729987


I am not sure that is possible, or at least something a layman could reasonably do.

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08/12/2021 07:03 AM

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
Rhodium is $17,000 per ounce.
 Quoting: Agent 99


It's not a bad business to be in...
 Quoting: BRIEF


"Depending on the age and type of vehicle, the PGMs in a catalytic converter can be worth anywhere from $100 to a rare $1,000 or more. The newer and/or smaller cars being closer to $100. The larger, older vehicles could have catalytic converters worth $600 and up. As for the $1,000 and the skyrocketing prices of PGMs, older vehicles with the original converter are becoming more and more valuable; something to consider when selling an older vehicle."

[link to www.websitewithnoname.com (secure)]

"The amounts and proportions of PGMs depends on the age and type of vehicle.
Cars, light-duty trucks, and motorcycles average total is 2-6 grams.
Larger-engine SUV's and trucks average total can range anywhere from 6-30 grams.
28.35 grams equals an avoirdupois ounce. 31.1 grams equals a troy ounce."
 Quoting: Agent 99


So the thieves sell the good for $1000 to broker. Broker melts metals for $17000.

Thieves are dumb.
 Quoting: Agent 99


Thieves do not have the means to extract the metals, nor do they have the space to store a thousand units or more...

I have dealt in converter recycling for many years...The average used converter goes for about $100 and I charged $280 to install new ones on most vehicles...Takes about 10 minutes to install and check for leaks...
 Quoting: BRIEF


The fucking owners manual for my Jeep is $80. If it's about car parts then you are underestimating the cartel.
Justme C'est Moi

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08/12/2021 07:09 AM

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Last Edited by Justme C'est Moi on 08/12/2021 10:43 AM
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08/12/2021 07:24 AM
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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
I have also been hearing/reading about thefts of catalytic converters in our area. NW Arkansas/Branson Missouri.
Five Forty Four A.M.

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08/12/2021 07:36 AM

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We got hit twice in one night here in Tx. about 4 or 5 months ago.
Listening Back

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08/12/2021 07:45 AM

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Rhodium is $17,000 per ounce.
 Quoting: Agent 99


It's not a bad business to be in...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Rhodium is only used in Deisel vehicles.

Youd be lucky to get $100 worth od palladium or platinum from a normal car manufactured after 2000.
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Listening Back

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08/12/2021 07:46 AM

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You coild make more money as a Walmart cashier for the time it takes to plan your thefts.

Last Edited by Listening Back on 08/12/2021 07:47 AM
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08/12/2021 07:49 AM
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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
when you hear my daily, that has a 5.0HO w/ gt40p heads coming....you will know quick as to catalytic converter status of my vehicle :)
BRIEF

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08/12/2021 07:54 AM

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
Rhodium is $17,000 per ounce.
 Quoting: Agent 99


It's not a bad business to be in...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Rhodium is only used in Deisel vehicles.

Youd be lucky to get $100 worth od palladium or platinum from a normal car manufactured after 2000.
 Quoting: Listening Back


No, converters contain platinum, Palladium, and Rhodium...
I never forgive and I never forget

I am a licensed firearm holder. I will, under protection of law, use lethal force if attacked.

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08/12/2021 08:07 AM
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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
We had a catalytic convertor go bad on one of our shuttle buses at work. Long story. Anyway, I replaced it and took the old one to the scrap metal dealer we use for other stuff.

They only pay $7 for cats. They only pay by check and you have to have an account with them and present ID to get paid.

Seems pretty legit but I wonder if they are selling those out the back door to smelters.
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08/12/2021 08:09 AM
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Every week at my work almost one gets stolen off our 60+ vehicle fleet. Then the thieves come rummage through our dumpsters the next day as if we don't recognize them from the videos.


Cops act like the videos aren't good enough evidence so they never help
BRIEF

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08/12/2021 08:26 AM

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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
We had a catalytic convertor go bad on one of our shuttle buses at work. Long story. Anyway, I replaced it and took the old one to the scrap metal dealer we use for other stuff.

They only pay $7 for cats. They only pay by check and you have to have an account with them and present ID to get paid.

Seems pretty legit but I wonder if they are selling those out the back door to smelters.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76359823


Converters on buses don't have a heavy loading of metals...If they did they would melt down due to the large fuel consumption and inefficiency that comes with developing horsepower...

Last Edited by BRIEF on 08/12/2021 08:27 AM
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I am a licensed firearm holder. I will, under protection of law, use lethal force if attacked.

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08/12/2021 09:39 AM
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and I charged $280 to install new ones on most vehicles...Takes about 10 minutes to install and check for leaks...
 Quoting: BRIEF


That will make you rich...
BRIEF

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08/12/2021 09:41 AM

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and I charged $280 to install new ones on most vehicles...Takes about 10 minutes to install and check for leaks...
 Quoting: BRIEF


That will make you rich...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80733321


Yes it did, and I sold the scrap converters on top of installing the new ones...Then we would fix the problem that lead to the destruction of the converter...
I never forgive and I never forget

I am a licensed firearm holder. I will, under protection of law, use lethal force if attacked.

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08/12/2021 09:50 AM
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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
and I charged $280 to install new ones on most vehicles...Takes about 10 minutes to install and check for leaks...
 Quoting: BRIEF


That will make you rich...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80733321


Yes it did, and I sold the scrap converters on top of installing the new ones...Then we would fix the problem that lead to the destruction of the converter...
 Quoting: BRIEF


That price

for that job

was simply screwing people

because you could.
Anonymous Coward
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08/12/2021 10:08 AM
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The apartment complex one of my kids lived at had many stolen from cars. He said his wasn't stolen because the car was newer ...
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08/12/2021 10:38 AM
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I have some used ones for sale, dirt cheap.hiding
I have not yet begun to defile myself
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08/12/2021 09:27 PM
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So which cars are most likely to get stolen besides Prius and trucks?

If stolen will a car run well with straight pipe? And will DMV accept straight pipe?
BRIEF

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08/12/2021 09:31 PM

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and I charged $280 to install new ones on most vehicles...Takes about 10 minutes to install and check for leaks...
 Quoting: BRIEF


That will make you rich...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80733321


Yes it did, and I sold the scrap converters on top of installing the new ones...Then we would fix the problem that lead to the destruction of the converter...
 Quoting: BRIEF


That price

for that job

was simply screwing people

because you could.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80733321


No, I saved them a fortune over what a mechanic would charge...
I never forgive and I never forget

I am a licensed firearm holder. I will, under protection of law, use lethal force if attacked.

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08/12/2021 09:33 PM
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Fudge it. Straight pipe that bitch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79387075


I thought about it, muffler shop told me it WAS legal as I took it in with no cat con there.

Problem is, it wouldn't pass smog.
 Quoting: Just a Moranic Tard


I know a chop shop that will rent you one for the smog check.
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10/01/2021 05:21 PM
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They should shut down the buyers of used catalytic converters.
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That would be difficult. Many people, including myself, always keep the cat when scrapping out a car, and I've scrapped many that I legitimately owned. If I can't sell it, I can always extract the PM's from it, and so can others. If you want to keep your cat, make it really hard to remove with simple cutting tools. Some people think it helps to paint it an odd color with high heat paint. I'm not sure about that last one.
Nibiru*is*flat

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10/01/2021 05:45 PM
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Maybe it's the same converter in the thread about the Meth scratchinghead who accidentally posted a photo showing a couple Oz. On meth and a syringe in his advertisement form Craig's list .
...?
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Re: Catalytic converter stolen today
yes, it happens around here fairly often. cheeky little shits do it in broad daylight.





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