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Old 07-07-2021, 01:24 PM   #1
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Removable catalytic converters

I had both of my catalytic converters cut off of my 2002 Dolphin. This is how I solved the problem of them being stolen again. I made them removable. There is a joint just past the end of the converter where I split for the removable section. In front of the new converters I had welded, what is called a V BAND CLAMP. I purchased them from Amazon.There is a male and female part that is held together by the band clamp. I ground a notch in each flange so I can mate them correctly,

I can install or remove them in about 15 minutes or less.
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Good solution to a terrible problem.
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Old 07-15-2021, 08:48 AM   #3
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This is genious

This is a great idea. Do you have an O2 sensor attached to your cat and how did you handle that?
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:43 PM   #4
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Seems like a lot of trouble every time you want to use your coach. When mine were stolen I just replaced my $1,200 Workhorse converters with $100 Magnaflows. Not sure they'd even be worth stealing. Hopefully the thieves will know that.
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I don't have O2 sensors but there is a place for them in the converter.
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Seems like it would be easier to build a cage and leave them in place.
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The thieves can remove them in 5-minutes or less; if they use tailpipe cutters, they barely make noise. Most just use cordless saw and gone
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Neighbor just chased away a guy with battery saw this Sunday morningÖ for the fifth time. He had 1 successfully stolen, then he put a thick shield that they still try to cut, but it slows them down. He still has to get the shield patched each time. Itís maddening.

Where I store my rig itís probably safe. But Iím hesitant to even park it on my street the night before a trip. Sad.
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Neighbor just chased away a guy with battery saw this Sunday morningÖ for the fifth time. He had 1 successfully stolen, then he put a thick shield that they still try to cut, but it slows them down. He still has to get the shield patched each time. Itís maddening.

Where I store my rig itís probably safe. But Iím hesitant to even park it on my street the night before a trip. Sad.
Thieves broke into my (supposedly) secure storage yard last year and made off with the converters from a bunch of gas mohos in one night, mine being one of them.
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What are you using to keep little critters out of the open pipes.
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What are you using to keep little critters out of the open pipes.
One recent post stated they use window screen w/ nylone wire ties; I think I will add to my LOW POINT DRAINS; Have had trouble recently w/ mud daubers
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I don't use anything. Do you cover the original ones?
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