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Had our catalytic converter stolen

Y-Guy
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So this past Sunday our storage lot called and told me I was the lucky winner to have our Catalytic converter cut out by some wonderful individual that felt he needed it more then I did. I've looked at part prices online, but so far after 5 calls I've not been able to get an actual quote from any shop. Before I call into insurance, can anyone share an actual price they've paid to replace one in F-53 chassis?


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Flapper
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rgatijnet1 wrote:
I thought it was interesting that one of the most targeted vehicles for Cat theft is the Toyota Prius. As an ultra low-emissions vehicle, the Prius has a catalytic converter that contains more of the rhodium, palladium and platinum that render pollutants harmless. A replacement can cost as much as $3000.


Ours was cut off our Prius in our driveway overnight. $3500 quoted by the Toyota dealer...AND a 3 month wait for the parts. Insurance paid, and we sold to a "guy" that was willing to have his mechanic buddies lash something together.
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joshuajim
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Blackdiamond wrote:
ernie1 wrote:
Beware of any of the companies that sell replacements online especially if they're across the country and wants to sell you new replacements cheap. They will fit but if you have to have a smog check the printed numbers on the converter might show up as not an approved unit for the state in which you live.


Just went to storage Thursday to pick mine up to leave for a trip Friday morning. Started it up and and knew right away my cat was gone. Contacted the storage management and they said several have been reported. Referred me to a muffler shop, went in a 7:30 the next morning was out of there by 8:00 and $1700 poorer.


Gee… maybe they had one that was an “exact” match right down to the rough cuts. :B
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Blackdiamond
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ernie1 wrote:
Beware of any of the companies that sell replacements online especially if they're across the country and wants to sell you new replacements cheap. They will fit but if you have to have a smog check the printed numbers on the converter might show up as not an approved unit for the state in which you live.


Just went to storage Thursday to pick mine up to leave for a trip Friday morning. Started it up and and knew right away my cat was gone. Contacted the storage management and they said several have been reported. Referred me to a muffler shop, went in a 7:30 the next morning was out of there by 8:00 and $1700 poorer.
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s_N_s
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Yup been there too. Not an F53 but a Workhorse chassis after all said and done just shy of $2600. Don't understand what they were thinking when they cut it off as the Workhorse chassis has dual exhaust and the converters were a mere 3' apart but they only cut off one. LOLOL Anyway my suggestion is don't let whoever is repairing it to put on whatever they want and call it done. Get the exact converter for your rig for the replacement. JMHO
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ferndaleflyer
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you all had someone shoot up a school and out on $75K bond next day. Converter thieves don't need to worry as authorities don't want to be bothered

Sunburntzeus
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Mine was stolen last week. They hit several storage places. I had comprehensive so insurance covered it with no problem. Seems to be a fluid process that hey are very experienced with nowadays.

capacitor
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Have you contacted your insurance company and if so, what did they say?

MrWizard
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Too bad about your loss
You guys make be glad my old 97 has a resonator
And No Cat Converter
I can explain it to you.
But I Can Not understand it for you !

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wynnd
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Explorer
Sorry to welcome you to the converter-stolen party. My repair was $2k for the mechanic-recommended Ford OEM replacement. Due to the theft rate, took about three weeks to receive the replacement part. Best of luck with your repair!
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cptqueeg
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Thank you.
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Reisender
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cptqueeg wrote:
My brother died stealing cooper from high tension lines to pay for his drug habit. He started taking the folks beer at around age 9-10, then coke, and then crack. He joined AA beat alcoholism and coke, but could not over come crack.

My family fought a war that lasted about 20 years supporting him, sending him to schools, doctors, visiting him in jails, and giving him places to live.

He served in the Navy, was a journey man plumber, owned a drain cleaning business, was an incredibly hard worker, but also had a gene or propensity to alter his mind. I can assure you he, and my family especially my father and the world would have be better off if he could have cured his addiction. Many people have similar stories and it hurts just a little that some feel they were not worth saving. He inherited the alcoholism gene (runs in the family) through no fault of his own.


Sorry for your loss. I’m going back to amend my less than sensitive comment. You are right. Many in those positions suffer from addiction.

cptqueeg
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My brother died stealing cooper from high tension lines to pay for his drug habit. He started taking the folks beer at around age 9-10, then coke, and then crack. He joined AA beat alcoholism and coke, but could not over come crack.

My family fought a war that lasted about 20 years supporting him, sending him to schools, doctors, visiting him in jails, and giving him places to live.

He served in the Navy, was a journey man plumber, owned a drain cleaning business, was an incredibly hard worker, but also had a gene or propensity to alter his mind. I can assure you he, and my family especially my father and the world would have be better off if he could have cured his addiction. Many people have similar stories and it hurts just a little that some feel they were not worth saving. He inherited the alcoholism gene (runs in the family) through no fault of his own.
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Reisender
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bgum wrote:
dougrainer wrote:
bgum wrote:
All electric cars will cure this problem but the slime will find something else to steal.


What do you think the VALUE of Electric Car Battery banks are????? Thousands of dollars. Doug


Key statement: "But the slime will find something else to steal. "


On edit, I removed my insensitive comment. My apologies.

bgum
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dougrainer wrote:
bgum wrote:
All electric cars will cure this problem but the slime will find something else to steal.


What do you think the VALUE of Electric Car Battery banks are????? Thousands of dollars. Doug


Key statement: "But the slime will find something else to steal. "

Yosemite_Sam1
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Reisender wrote:

Good thing I don’t have a wandering eye. Her last career involved wearing combat boots and a rifle. I’ll leave it there. :).


If you are, we would have read already about you already in the headline being hit by Exocet missile launched using her Tesla tracking apps.:E