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Old 05 November 2014, 13:58   #1
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Dodgy eBay Item

Is there a legitimate reason for buying a "portable catalytic converter cutter" and one that works silently at that?

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Old 05 November 2014, 15:29   #2
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Where does it say 'silent' in the listing? It says 'no pump required' that says to me you don't need to spend money buying or maintaining other kit.

If it is purely a tool of crime it should be reported to eBay / police.

Never heard of one, never heard if people nicking cat convertors, but looked to me like 2+2 = 64
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never heard if people nicking cat convertors
Only because you haven't been listening.

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Never heard of one, never heard if people nicking cat convertors
Pretty common occurrence & the damage is devastating for the vehicle. Costs around 3000 to put right, for a couple of hundred in scrap value on the cat. I personally know 2 people that have been robbed, Vito vans seem to be a particularly easy target.
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Pretty common occurrence & the damage is devastating for the vehicle. Costs around 3000 to put right, for a couple of hundred in scrap value on the cat. I personally know 2 people that have been robbed, Vito vans seem to be a particularly easy target.
They we're doing the pre-work gym car parks around here anything they can easily crawl under, 4x4's are the vehicle of choice.
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Ah we are still stealing copper from HT power cables up here....
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The college I work at had a string of converter thefts; in all, over a 2 week period, probably 40 or 50 cars hit, daylight hours, with people walking through the lots.

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