Re: Catalytic Converters
Originally Posted by Mups
I hadn't a clue what they were, or how I'd know if mine had been nicked, but I do now.
Hi Mups, lots of people don't know about them, it's 'out of sight out of mind'
The thieves use a battery
powered 'angle grinder' fitted with a metal cutting disc
. They need to make two
cuts, provided there's sufficient space around the exhaust pipe each cut takes about a minute (If they've practised and hold the thing correctly) it can take a lot longer if the exhaust pipe is very close to the chassis
. That's probably why some vehicles are more likely to be targetted. I know that on my Mercedes Sprinter there was plenty of space around the exhaust pipe and as the body was also raised
it was easy to get to
. Woried me the whole time had the vehicle
You can buy a security clamp thingy but they are expensive and difficult to fit.
I would suggest you are better off to avoid parking overnight near a city centre McDonalds