I'm about to have the hole in my exhaust filled. The Cat was cut out about a month ago. I've been thinking about how to protect it from being stolen again on a different thread.
A different option is to have it replaced (covered by insurance) then take the cat out and store it for whenever we sell the unit. In the mean time make a section of straight pipe to bolt in its place. Next time someone slides under to cut it out they wont find one
But i think there might be a couple of problems.
First, there is an o2 sensor mounted on the Cat. So i could weld a mount onto the straight pipe and put an o2 sensor in there.
Would the reading be correct?
Would it send a code?
Would an incorrect reading tell the computer to send more/less
Second, not put sensor in at all. I'd have to look at the "check engine" light all the time because I'm pretty sure it would send a code.
Would no reading tell the computer to send more/less
I may still go back to the idea of putting on a plate to make it difficult to remove. I like the idea of wrapping the area in barbed wire (one of the suggestions) but not too sure how i would do that without ripping my body apart
Thanks in advance
Edit. We don't have emission testing here anymore.