My First Hyphen post
atfsgeoff last edited by atfsgeoff
Now with fire!
So some asshole stole the catalytic converter off my truck last week. Don't know the particular day but on Saturday morning I started it up and it was loud AF, looked under and found this:
Joke's on his fence, this cat was likely original to the now-280,000 mile truck. Doubt there's more than about 10% of the original platinum left in there.
Anyway, I have a new one on order, and in preparation for installing it, figured I'd unbolt the old flange so I could slap the new one on as soon as it comes in.
The flange had other ideas.
Took a propane torch and impact wrench to the bottom two nuts, and the studs just twisted right off. So due to limited clearance, I skipped the heat and impact and went straight for the reciprocating saw to cut the top two studs off, which worked great. Now I'm ready for the new cat.
The only question is, how do I deter a brazen cat thief from just stealing the new one? If the second one gets stolen too, I'll say fuck it and bolt in a straight pipe. These things ain't cheap.
jminer last edited by
@atfsgeoff Off - didn’t realize this was becoming a problem again. Does make some sense with the economy in the shitter for a lot of people right now though. Hope the second one stays put.
I worked a place we had a bunch of Isuzu cabovers like 7 years also and tried a few things to make them steal resistant but the only thing that worked was parking them inside.
HAHA, the thief played themselves. Who the hell steals a cat off a 90s truck that probably has a ton of miles. I remember seeing a post on Reddit a couple of weeks about the poster getting the cat stolen off their car, and someone pointed out there are "cages" you can buy that makes the cat harder to remove.