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Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:52 pm
by Trotter
Does your car let you drive without a catalytic converter? I'm assuming all sorts of warning lights flash? Or did you have to get it towed?

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:03 pm
by Conor
Trotter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Does your car let you drive without a catalytic converter? I'm assuming all sorts of warning lights flash? Or did you have to get it towed?
Should drive, albeit with less power and the mil should be illuminated.

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:43 pm
by Dignus
Conor wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:03 pm
Trotter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Does your car let you drive without a catalytic converter? I'm assuming all sorts of warning lights flash? Or did you have to get it towed?
Should drive, albeit with less power and the mil should be illuminated.
It will also sound like an old prop plane taking off and release more pollutants but it's possible. (I had to drive a mini bus after someone stole its catalytic converter from a school in Edwards).

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:44 pm
by bdloftin77
Dignus wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Conor wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:03 pm
Trotter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Does your car let you drive without a catalytic converter? I'm assuming all sorts of warning lights flash? Or did you have to get it towed?
Should drive, albeit with less power and the mil should be illuminated.
It will also sound like an old rotor plane taking off but go for it. (I had to drive a mini bus after someone stole its catalytic converter from a school in Edwards).
Also against emissions laws in some places.

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:46 pm
by Dignus
bdloftin77 wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Dignus wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Conor wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:03 pm


Should drive, albeit with less power and the mil should be illuminated.
It will also sound like an old rotor plane taking off but go for it. (I had to drive a mini bus after someone stole its catalytic converter from a school in Edwards).
Also against emissions laws in some places.
True, just edited my post to note the extra pollutants that escape.

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:15 pm
by Mtnman200
bdloftin77 wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Dignus wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Conor wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:03 pm


Should drive, albeit with less power and the mil should be illuminated.
It will also sound like an old rotor plane taking off but go for it. (I had to drive a mini bus after someone stole its catalytic converter from a school in Edwards).
Also against emissions laws in some places.
That would include the entire United States.

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:47 pm
by XterraRob
Trotter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Does your car let you drive without a catalytic converter? I'm assuming all sorts of warning lights flash? Or did you have to get it towed?
You can drive it just fine, let freedom ring.

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:50 pm
by kingshimmers
curt86iroc wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:30 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:24 pm
curt86iroc wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:23 pm


this is, until your converter goes bad and you have to change it....
Lol, just use torx bits. I bet most thieves don’t know the difference between #1 and #3 Phillips head. T40 torqued > 100lbs requires the right tools imo
so let me get this right. you are advising to have a custom skid plate manufactured, drill and tap your frame, install torx bits and torque them to 100 ft lbs?? seems overkill for a problem that 99% of us will never encounter...
Nah, not advising it. All of this is pretty irrelevant for most people. Just something I found helpful after having this happen twice (once in my work parking lot, midday), especially if you were considering skid plates anyway...

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:28 pm
by curt86iroc
kingshimmers wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:50 pm
curt86iroc wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:30 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:24 pm


Lol, just use torx bits. I bet most thieves don’t know the difference between #1 and #3 Phillips head. T40 torqued > 100lbs requires the right tools imo
so let me get this right. you are advising to have a custom skid plate manufactured, drill and tap your frame, install torx bits and torque them to 100 ft lbs?? seems overkill for a problem that 99% of us will never encounter...
Nah, not advising it. All of this is pretty irrelevant for most people. Just something I found helpful after having this happen twice (once in my work parking lot, midday), especially if you were considering skid plates anyway...
wait what? you've had your cat stolen twice? ok, if that happened to me, i might also consider welding a skid plate on my frame!

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:15 pm
by CaptCO
haha this thread is gold, LET FREEDOM RING

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Eagle County

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:29 pm
by Conor
bdloftin77 wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:44 pm
Dignus wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:43 pm
Conor wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:03 pm


Should drive, albeit with less power and the mil should be illuminated.
It will also sound like an old rotor plane taking off but go for it. (I had to drive a mini bus after someone stole its catalytic converter from a school in Edwards).
Also against emissions laws in some places.
I'm not advocating that you drive it long term, just that you can drive it from a trailhead back home and get it fixed. Sorry if that was confusing.

Re: Catalytic Converter stolen in Summit County

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:24 pm
by The spindoctor
Carl_Healy wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 am
Damn!

Reminds me of a story from an old co-worker where one day after getting ready for work in the morning he discovered that his drive shaft had been stolen from his vehicle right in his driveway. The whole driveshaft...
May have been in Aurora a decade or two ago but I'm probably misremembering the location he said it happened at.
Lol, sorry just a little Friday night humor relating to driveshafts.

https://youtu.be/rL7RSA3olvA