Stealing cats

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  1. keith

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    A thread running on Motorhome list is about the stealing of catalitic Converters.
    Seemingly one member had his removed by some towrag, it was cut off from under his M/H. :Sad:

    Quote: "Someone has stolen the catalytic converter from my van by sawing it
    off, presumably with a power tool of some sort. Vehicle is fiat ducato
    1.9 turbo diesel yr 2000. At least i think that's what they've stolen
    - there's a gap in the exhaust system just to the rear of the engine,
    but i thought catalytic converter are further down the system. This
    was done while the vehicle was on my drive, possibly while I was at
    home - so be warned. they must have made a noise yet no-one in the
    street seems to have seen or heard anything."

    Costs quite a bit to replace, it is said in the region of £700. :Eeek:
     
  2. Geo

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    Yes indeed a very lucrative pass time, the trade exhaust cutting tool is hand operated silent and very efective, 30 seconds per cut:Eeek:
     
  3. Hancock

    Hancock Deleted User

    We have experienced the theft of 2 cats in three months with replacement cost of £ 657.00 each time. With me at the end of my sanity i contacted a coach builder asking if they had any idea on protection products, the reply came " fit a belly pan".

    Basically its a moulded steel sheet that fits under the fuel tank and exhaust system, yes it restricts servicing and must be removed during an MOT inspection (not for another 2 years) but i have not lost the cat since this has been fitted. The cost for this £ 357.00 an absolute bargain.
     
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    I assume its quite a large belly pan as the Cat and Fuel tank are usually opposite ends of the vehicle never the less just about the only way to protect your cat, However it does not require removal for the Mot Test, the test must be carried out as presented and NO dismantling of any component is allowed.
    If you choose to remove it prior to the test then that is a sensible thing to do but many would not see it that way
    Geo
     
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