CAT stolen!!

Lillady

Tuner
Points
62
From
Kent
Car
fiesta st &focus st
People im fuming to say the least just to let people know and be warned my CAT off my ford 4X4 pick up was stolen was sworn right off had a quote to get mine fix and lets just say its not cheap totally fuming it was on the road not outsidethe house as this truck is normally blocked in on the drive by the other cars. the ob been watching to see when the truck is there and when its not so people just watch out im int he South East Kent area and there been a hefty few that were done that night according to Ford as i rang up for parts.

SCUM BAGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!
 

obi_waynne

Administrator
Staff member
Moderator
Points
887
From
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
I guess people should also refuse to buy a used catalyst. I wonder if they are being sold as precious metal scrap?

It's only a matter of time till this sort of thing catches on, why they don't put the cats up in the engine bay just below the manifold I don't know!

I feel for you and this is my area so I'll be more alert than usual.
 

Lillady

Tuner
Points
62
From
Kent
Car
fiesta st &focus st
they get about £50 to £80 for the CAT and been quoted well over £1700 plus for this they really made a mess of my poor baby, they can do about 8 of these a night and will just keep on doing it had to go to the Old Bill Station get a crime ref num and they said they had so many in this week........

Thing is they know your going to get it fixed so there be back.
 

obi_waynne

Administrator
Staff member
Moderator
Points
887
From
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
So they are waiting till you get a new one then stealing this as well! This is a nightmare. It makes you want to electrify your car doesn't it!:evil:
 

Lillady

Tuner
Points
62
From
Kent
Car
fiesta st &focus st
they prob will hun...... my dad uses it for work so its really f***** him up at the mo, think we going to have to park it where i live after it has been fixed for a while untill he comes up with an idea not to be able to get that cat off

i did suggust a flame thrower sensor!!

lol
 

Lillady

Tuner
Points
62
From
Kent
Car
fiesta st &focus st
true hun true think the old man going put that up on the house he wants see who it is we wont say what for lol!!

defo weighing them there getting £50 to £80 quid each and they do at least 8 in a night a 2 min job.
 

Lillady

Tuner
Points
62
From
Kent
Car
fiesta st &focus st
not to sure what going be done already looking into something.

they took off so much from underneath about the lengh of my arm
 

wolfmankurd

Track Warrior
Points
92
From
London
Car
Renault Clio 1.2
Could you build a little bay around the car? To stop them being able to slide under?

It's really catching on. Everytime I see a 4x4 I can't help but think how easy it'd be to slide under and just hack it off. Sometimes you can see it from standing (well what I assume to be it anyways).

Can they really recover the metal form the converter? I've never seen inside one.
 

Lillady

Tuner
Points
62
From
Kent
Car
fiesta st &focus st
they defo get the cash for it i tell ya!

not possible to do a bay cars are worked on, on dads driveway so big no. And where i LIVE i cant do that either so big no no
 
Last edited:

wolfmankurd

Track Warrior
Points
92
From
London
Car
Renault Clio 1.2
This is a little off topic, but once someone told me the white bit from a spark plug is great for smashing side windows?
 

one in a million

Road Burner
Points
57
From
kent
Car
CLIO 182 YAY!!
i tell you what as you live in kent near me, go to farningham station, and theres a car place literally to your right as you go up the hill, go in and ask theres a bloke in there called paul, he might be able to give you a better qoute on getting it fixed his my girlfriends dad, its call UK CARS AND VANS. i hate it when things happen like that, it really grates on me because now days you cant hav anything nice, thats why im chopping in my car for an old jeep so i can dent there doors when i park up lol. any way good luck on getting it sortted tho, pehaps place some sort of cctv in your house, because who ever done it might decide to come back again, i dont want to scare you, but you know... you never no these days, and when you catch them post it up and were call them .......some sort of naughty words anyway im dragging on sory ,lol
 

lutonmatt

The Torque Meister
Points
197
From
chatham kent
Car
82 trans am kitt
this has been going on for a few years they pick on 4x4's and vans ect as they are easyer to get under but have changed cats on loads of cars due to this

were abouts in kent are you i can do you a quote if you are near me
 

thexav

Pro Tuner
Staff member
Points
387
Car
2002 Clio 172
Thats terrible Lexus, with the prices of scrap and precious metals at an all time high it is not surprising. I don't know why manufacturers don't put them in the engine bay near the manifold. They'd be a lot more efficient up there as well!

I know a guy who had one stolen and then when he'd replaced it he had the new one stolen a few days later.
 

turbonutter69

TC ModFather
Moderator
Points
642
From
Alone in the dark.
Car
Insignia SRI.
Yeah it's be stupid now metal thefts.
Our local councils are starting to smart water alot of council property as they are nicking park benches and alsorts round these parts.
 

lexus8

Tuner
Points
20
From
New Zealand
Car
1991 Hilux Surf
we had a case last year where a church was being renovated and one night the churches 400 kg bell went missing , luckily it was found before it was melted down
 

lexus8

Tuner
Points
20
From
New Zealand
Car
1991 Hilux Surf
Here in NZ it is a regular practice to remove the cats from our 4x4s , trouble is once removed they cant be dumped in a regular scrap metal bin due to whats in them
 
Top