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thomasmnile

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Posted: 04/16/22 11:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

haste maker wrote:

Take it off yourself & go sell it like they are going to do...and replace it with a straight pipe...


I remember in the 80's the 2 big auto parts catalogs, JC Whitney and Washawski (I think) marketed "catalytic converter test pipes" that were installed in place of the converter, to ostensibly determine if the converter was plugged and affecting engine performance. [emoticon] [emoticon]

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Someone stole mine and it was not fun. I moved to a close storage place. No one can see it now. But it is more expensive.

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Let all the air out of the tires so they can't fit under the RV to get to it.....

Watch building a cage around it. If you do make sure it has a way to dissipate the heat.


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Just another side effect of Covid handouts creating less desire for gainful employment, raw materials escalation, the Great Resignation and mostly the Sir George of Fentanyl neutering of law enforcement.

Sound like a broken record, but the stats don't lie. Crime is UP exponentially (figuratively) in many areas. But to be expected when you can commit a crime, and then flip the bird at the Police and know that you'll never be held arrested or held accountable.
At least the latter is beginning to change around here.

Best of luck to everyone who is at higher risk of this theft and vandalism. It's costing us big $ on jobs. To the point of giving our job trucks that would otherwise stay on site, to employees, as take home vehicles, just to lessen the chance of it happening. In the last month, on one job, on a F550 gasser that NO ONE would want to commute in, so it sits onsite overnight, gas tank punched and drained. Repaired, back on the job, slip tank for diesel, drained and vandalized, and then the cat stolen.


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Look at stats . Most CC’s are stolen from dealers lots and RV storage lots. When you take these numbers into consideration, the number of cats being removed in your driveway or parked while on vacation is substantially less.
The 15,000 CC’s that are reported stolen each year gets divided by 50 states and then certain cities in those states have the highest recurrence.

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This cost me around $30. 10' of 1/8" steel cable, pieces to make loop ends, screw-locking caribiner and bike alarm from Amazon.

I made loopends on both ends of the cable and wrapped it around the cat and around some large wire bundle. I connected both ends together with the caribiner and tightened it with a wrench. I then zip tied the motion sensing alarm to the loops in the cable, one tie in each loop.

If you bump the exhaust pipe or the cable or the alarm it will go off. You can't remove the alarm, cable or cat without making some noise. There's also the visual deterrent. For $30, why the heck not.

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The alarm comes with a remote.


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