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Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:59 pm
by enuff_zed
Well if it is the secondary cats everyone on here seems to go on about removing them anyway so can’t it just be straight piped?

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:47 pm
by Chris_D
I'm as intrigued as everyone else as to how they were removed....?
I think even a pair of tick-ayz-pigshit pikeys would think twice before tackling a zed, unless it was conveniently already up on a lift somewhere.
Do tell.

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:41 am
by deltasierra
hopz121 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:35 pm
Umfaan wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:08 pm The Cats are in the Manifold....how did they do it?....
Cut them out with electric saws and girders it takes like 60 seconds, very common with scumbags stealing them unfortunately and most get away with it too!
Quick as that on a 4x4 with plenty of clearance underneath.

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:48 am
by hopz121
deltasierra wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:41 am
hopz121 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:35 pm
Umfaan wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:08 pm The Cats are in the Manifold....how did they do it?....
Cut them out with electric saws and girders it takes like 60 seconds, very common with scumbags stealing them unfortunately and most get away with it too!
Quick as that on a 4x4 with plenty of clearance underneath.
Just as quick on a normal car too, it takes seconds to jack a car up, these guys are quicker than any mechanic i know!

I have had a catalytic converter stolen, so i know first hand about it!

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 10:10 am
by inkey$
As a few have said on here though, the primary cats are on the manifold pipes and pretty out of the way. OP - do you mean the centre secondary cat?

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:59 am
by deltasierra
Does the Z4 have a secondary Cat?, will it pass an MOT without it ?

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:42 pm
by PDJ
I have seen them remove a cat from a Honda Jazz in the middle of the day
Drive past look to see the way out/getaway
2 or 3 people out of a car with light weight trolly jacks in their hands ready car up, 1 under with battery saw and or battery grinder 2 cuts and away jack men are also the look outs

Done it the time it takes for me to type it up

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:07 pm
by Joycey
Zedebee wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:47 pm
sw4nny wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:40 pm Would it not be cheaper to buy a full oem exhaust system,just a thought may make the car sound a little better too.
I havent checked this out just thinking out loud really.
Or an aftermarket system. I saw a lovely new stainless steel one in Joycey’s garage a while ago which he said only cost a few (maybe even a couple of) hundred quid and he knows his onions.
Good memory, yeah fitted a few of these. lovely deep burble.
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Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:19 pm
by inkey$
Joycey wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:07 pm
Zedebee wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:47 pm
sw4nny wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:40 pm Would it not be cheaper to buy a full oem exhaust system,just a thought may make the car sound a little better too.
I havent checked this out just thinking out loud really.
Or an aftermarket system. I saw a lovely new stainless steel one in Joycey’s garage a while ago which he said only cost a few (maybe even a couple of) hundred quid and he knows his onions.
Good memory, yeah fitted a few of these. lovely deep burble.

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Is that the Gravity system? Much drone at motorway speeds?

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:21 pm
by Joycey
inkey$ wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:19 pm
Joycey wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:07 pm
Zedebee wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:47 pm Or an aftermarket system. I saw a lovely new stainless steel one in Joycey’s garage a while ago which he said only cost a few (maybe even a couple of) hundred quid and he knows his onions.
Good memory, yeah fitted a few of these. lovely deep burble.

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Is that the Gravity system? Much drone at motorway speeds?
Nothing at all, the deepness to the exhaust seems to be at the lower speeds and rev's. Noise tailors off at the mid to high revs.

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:21 pm
by inkey$
Joycey wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:21 pm
inkey$ wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:19 pm
Joycey wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:07 pm Good memory, yeah fitted a few of these. lovely deep burble.

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Is that the Gravity system? Much drone at motorway speeds?
Nothing at all, the deepness to the exhaust seems to be at the lower speeds and rev's. Noise tailors off at the mid to high revs.

:thumbsup:

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:22 pm
by Joycey
If you're unsure my Z4 roadie has one fitted which I keep down the unit, welcome to come drive it.

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:25 pm
by inkey$
Joycey wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:22 pm If you're unsure my Z4 roadie has one fitted which I keep down the unit, welcome to come drive it.
Thanks v. much :thumbsup:

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:29 am
by Deepseaskateboard
The best thing to do here is leave your car jacked up with all Cats removed.

Opportunist criminals will be able to see your car has no Cats and will move on.

Leave nothing on show, parcel shelf open, and glove box open so they can see nothing is in either compartment.

Consider leaving the doors unlocked so they do not try to force entry. If they can get into, and see under the vehicle and it contains nothing of value, then nothing will be stolen.

Catalytic Converter stolen outside house

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:31 am
by Deepseaskateboard
The best thing to do here is leave your car jacked up with all Cats removed.

Opportunist criminals will be able to see your car has no Cats and will move on.

Leave nothing on show, parcel shelf open, and glove box open so they can see nothing is in either compartment.

Consider leaving the doors unlocked so they do not try to force entry. If they can get into, and can see under the vehicle they will quickly determine that it contains nothing of value, then nothing will be stolen.