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Somebody is stealing Catalytic converters..

Nine catalytic converters were stolen recently. Somebody is sawing them off of cars parked in parking lots at night. This happened at the place I get my engine oil changed.
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Seriously? I guess people are finding out when they go to crank their vehicle.

Do they sell for a pretty penny?
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I've heard that the cats have some precious metal in them that can sell for alot...I don't know the details though. (Platinum or palladium or something like that)

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I've heard that the cats have some precious metal in them that can sell for alot...I don't know the details though. (platinum or pladium or something like that)
Platinum. you can get some real good money for a few of those.
Just have to find a scrap yard that won't ask questions.
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In the periodic table, palladium has the atomic number 46 and is chemical symbol is Pd. Palladium is characterized by the lowest melting point and the less dense metal in the platinum group.

The platinum group metal include: platinum, palladium and rhodium. Palladium is rare like platinum and it is the most lustrous of platinum group metal. Even if it is a rare element, many countries are producing palladium: Canada, USA, Russia, South Africa.

Palladium is mostly used for catalytic converters. More than 50% of the sold palladium goes into the catalytic converters production. You can also find palladium in medicine products and in many chemical applications. Palladium works as a catalyst that speeds up hydrogenation and has dehydrogenation to break up petroleum.

In the catalytic converter recycling business, it takes approximately 80lbs of honeycomb monolith to have 1oz of platinum. Actually, catalytic converter contains approximately 2lbs of honeycomb monolith. That means that recyclers need at least 40 catalytic converters to extract 1 oz of palladium. Only high tech equipment from crushing to sampling can determine the exact content of palladium in honeycomb monolith. Just a few companies can offer this kind of service. PMR refiner is among the leader in this area.
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Platinum

In the periodic table, platinum has the atomic number 78 and the chemical symbol is Pt. Platinum is characterized by its resistance to corrosion even at high temperature and in moist air conditions.

This precious metal is also dense, malleable and ductile. By these characteristics, platinum is considered to be a noble metal. South Africa is by far the largest producer of platinum in the world.

Platinum is a precious metal because it is one of the rarest elements on Earth. Its characteristics and rarity explain the high value on the market. Platinum is mostly used for catalytic converter, however, you can find platinum in jewelry and in many electrical equipment.

In 2006, 59% of the sold platinum went into catalytic converters and 20% went into jewelry. This metal works as a catalyst that turns carbon dioxide from engine combustion into water vapor.

In the catalytic converter recycling business, it takes approximately 100lbs of honeycomb monolith to have 1oz of platinum. Actually, catalytic converter contains approximately 2lbs of honeycomb monolith. That means that recyclers need at least 50 catalytic converters to extract 1 oz of platinum. Only high tech equipment from crushing to sampling can determine the exact content of platinum in honeycomb monolith. Just a few companies can offer this kind of service. PMR refiner is among the leader in this area.
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Platinum is selling at $1,608 an ounce and palladium is around $636 an ounce this week.

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lol. I was waiting for either you or Korey.
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That's been happening for a LOOONG time now.


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Another trick people are doing is drilling holes into gas tanks and draining them to get the free gas. Of course this will cost you about $800 for a new gas tank. This has been happening at car dealer lots lately.
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yet another reason why my truck stays in the garage when im not using it and when i take it to the dealer i demand it be kept inside overnight
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You know whats awesome... When I worked at the Dodge dealer we had a brand new sprinter van from off the lot come in with the check engine light on. The code was for the DPF so while we were trying to figure out why it was setting a code with less than 25 miles on it we noticed that the DPF was gone. Apparently someone thought it was the Catalytic converter and stole it. I wish I could have seen their face when the guy at the JY told him that he stole a DPF and not a cat
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Been going on for quite a while around here too... my boss had one stolen off his car at work when he left it overnight. You can get around $60 a piece at the scrap yard around here... I took the 5 in off our two derby cars and came away with $300. That's about what we paid for the two cars to begin with.... lol.
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A member on here was working on his truck a couple years ago and had his exhaust leaning up against his house while he went in for lunch or something .
Came back out and it was gone.
In broad daylight.
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The cutting off of catalyic converters has been big in Detroit for years. And it can happen anywhere cars park in Detroit: apartment buildings, school parking lots, business parking lots, store parking lots, etc.
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WANTED: Battery operated sawzall ,with optional LED guide lamp cheap. Out of work and need to make a buck.
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WANTED: Battery operated sawzall ,with optional LED guide lamp cheap. Out of work and need to make a buck.
I got a mag lite and some Duct-tape. with my 18volt sawzall.
lets do this.
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70 bucks and its near me too haha i googled battery operated sawzall

I'll pay for it if you cut off the OP's cat first.
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70 bucks and its near me too haha i googled battery operated sawzall

I'll pay for it if you cut off the OP's cat first.
Better not let me catch you, you'll wish I'd call the police.
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Better run better run, faster than my bullet.
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Better not let me catch you, you'll wish I'd call the police.
lmao it wouldn't be me it would be OTRtech, hes the one who requested the sawzall

oh and i have firearms too.

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Better run better run, faster than my bullet.
Check your truck lately? Somebody probably beat me to it.
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I'll paypal Ken $80 if he does it. Lets get a pool going here guys
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All the other kids with the pumped up trucks, better run better run, faster than my gun,

All the other kids with the pumped up trucks, better run better run, faster than my bulllet.

All the other kids with the pumped up trucks, better run better run, faster than my gun,

All the other kids with the pumped up trucks, better run better run, faster than my bulllet.

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