catalytic converters
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bgky

Tishomingo, MS

#1 Apr 8, 2012
Is there any core buyers around that pay good money for catalytic converters?
auto tech

Louisville, KY

#2 Apr 9, 2012
The local junkyards
bgky

United States

#3 Apr 9, 2012
Yeah but I'm looking for the middle man who pays a good amount, junk yards wanna give me about $25
Jimmy Hendrix

United States

#4 Apr 10, 2012
bgky wrote:
Yeah but I'm looking for the middle man who pays a good amount, junk yards wanna give me about $25
Do you honestly think people don't know you're a cop? Geez.....
rambo

United States

#5 Apr 10, 2012
Jimmy Hendrix wrote:
<quoted text>Do you honestly think people don't know you're a cop? Geez.....
I kno rite? Wht a idiot
bgky

United States

#6 Apr 10, 2012
Y'all dumb*sses apparently y'all don't know anything about recycling
prez

Nashville, TN

#7 Apr 10, 2012
I had a "check engine" light on my car that I couldn't get rid of until I finally replaced my catalytic converters. So, can I sell the two used ones from my car that I replaced? Which local junk yards will pay for them? I'd love to get a little pocket cash for them, as they were not cheap to replace.
Jimmy Hendrix

United States

#8 Apr 11, 2012
bgky wrote:
Y'all dumb*sses apparently y'all don't know anything about recycling
Nice try, copper....
not a rocket scientist

Bowling Green, KY

#9 Apr 11, 2012
Sorry, but I don't get it. Why would a cop post something like this? Isn't it just a part off of a car?
Jimmy Hendrix

United States

#10 Apr 11, 2012
not a rocket scientist wrote:
Sorry, but I don't get it. Why would a cop post something like this? Isn't it just a part off of a car?
They're a very hot item that gets stolen a lot. They contain titanium, and one can sell for a large amount of money.... It's on crime stoppers fairly regularly..... It just slays me, the tactics cops use to the point of nausea....
bgky

United States

#11 Apr 11, 2012
Or if your a person who has there own small scrapping business then you could be in my situation!

Since: Mar 12

Canton, OH

#12 Apr 11, 2012
I have no idea how to obtain them legally. They usually have a huge core charge on them. Where I used to work the core charge was around $500. I was under the impression you had to have a license to deal in them as well.
Jimmy Hendrix

United States

#13 Apr 11, 2012
Todd200 wrote:
I have no idea how to obtain them legally. They usually have a huge core charge on them. Where I used to work the core charge was around $500. I was under the impression you had to have a license to deal in them as well.
Hence, the police....
pogo

Canton, OH

#14 Apr 13, 2012
Well there has to be a way to legally sell them, correct? I junked out a couple cars and replaced the cc on my own car. I'd like to sell them somewhere in town if I could.
free ballin

Lewisburg, KY

#15 Apr 13, 2012
reason #67 I love ky. No emission testing. Out of four vehicles I own, none of them have the cc and two of my vehicles are very noisy.
auto tech

Louisville, KY

#16 Apr 19, 2012
The only place to LEGALLY sell a cat. is at a junkyard, anything else is illegal. once its use is done its nothing more than scrap metal.
auto tech

Louisville, KY

#17 Apr 19, 2012
prez wrote:
I had a "check engine" light on my car that I couldn't get rid of until I finally replaced my catalytic converters. So, can I sell the two used ones from my car that I replaced? Which local junk yards will pay for them? I'd love to get a little pocket cash for them, as they were not cheap to replace.
Any local junk yard will take them, and they will turn on a check engine light for insufficient exhaust flow
auto tech

Louisville, KY

#18 Apr 19, 2012
not a rocket scientist wrote:
Sorry, but I don't get it. Why would a cop post something like this? Isn't it just a part off of a car?
It is a part off of a car, but it contains precious metals that are key to the emissions system, some knock the center out them once they have gone bad, but if you get caught it is a $10,000 fine, better to just replace it and sell the old one for scrap, or weld in a straight pipe in its place, either way is legal, in KY
Huh

Canton, OH

#19 Apr 20, 2012
auto tech wrote:
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or weld in a straight pipe in its place, either way is legal, in KY
Dude, you are so not an "auto tech" if that is your answer. With the exception of older cars that had the first generation of catalytic converters, removing your cats and welding in a straight pipe will have an adverse effect on your car's performance. Cars today are computer controlled and each cat has an O2 sensor which sends data back to the engine's ECU. The ECU will adjust the car's air/fuel mixture according to the readings it gets from the O2 sensor, specifically the upstream O2 on cars that have two cats.

Welding in a straight pipe after removing a catalytic converter is illegal for any shop/mechanic anywhere in the US. It is a federal law and a place doing so, even in places that don't have emissions testing, could get in serious trouble. If you did the work yourself, it would technically be illegal but you would not face any punishment for doing so more than likely because in KY most places do not require any form of emissions testing. If you ever tried owning the car in a city that did require emissions testing, then your car would probably just fail. Highly unlikely you'd be fined anything for having them removed, but you still would not be allowed to operate that vehicle until you fix the cats.
auto tech

Louisville, KY

#20 Apr 22, 2012
That was more for race cars, or for the older mid 80's to early 90's OBD 1 cars but yes I do know what you are talking about.

Actually there are two O2 sensors per bank of cylinders a pre and a post, the job of the pre is to tell the computer how much emission is going into the cat, should there be one. The post O2 sensor tells the computer how well the cat is doing its job and will throw a code if it is not within spec.

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