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Get Cash for Catalytic Converter Recycling. Qldcarwreckers.com.au is a leading purchaser of used catalytic converters and we have been recycling catalytic converters for over the last 15 years. We also pay for damaged and scrap cat converters for recycling purpose only. 

  • Date Listed:15/05/2020
  • Last Edited:19/05/2020
  • Make:Honda
  • Warranty:yes
  • Condition:used

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      Recently, I was reading about catalytic-converter theft when I came across an article that, if nothing else, put a light spin on the day. It informed me that a catalytic converter is a round canister that connects two pieces of piping in the exhaust. Hmmm. Sounds like a lot of mufflers and resonators I know. It also attempted to describe the symptoms of converter theft. I chuckled as I thought to myself, “You will know.”
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