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catalytic converter- how much is it worth?

I have a converter from a 04 6.0 laying around the shop, and i need to get rid of it. would i get anything at a scrap yard? what could i ask for it if i wanted to sale it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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I dont know how much they are worth, but it might not be a bad idea to hold on to it.
(Just in case they start emissions testing)
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Palladium is at $459 an ounce. Im not sure how much is in a converter but its gotta be worth something. If you had a way to extract the Palladium and put it in a bar form then I guess you could just sell it.

Edit, I found this....A catalytic converter on an automobile contains about 1/20 of a Troy oz. of palladium, a precious metal comparable in price to gold. The palladium helps with the oxidation of harmful emissions.


So thats like $23 dollars in Palladium. They say there are other precious metals in it also like platinum and rhodium. I would say if you get a $100 bucks that would be a good deal.

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How much is a "cat" worth?

Well, mine has been living in the garage for a year. I am now moving to another state. (Washington) I have to have an emissions test done there. Just a "snap" test, but still need to be "seen" by the State.

That "Cat" is now worth a lot to me!

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I got $40 for mine 2 years ago down here in the dirty dirty

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I live in the Philly area and I thought I remember a while back that there were a bunch of cat converters being stolen. I wonder where they were taking them to cash in...? I would think they were getting more than $40 but who knows.
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For STOCK cats you are looking 25-50. Aftermarkets are not worth anything. Not sure how much our stock PSD cats are worth but I just got $60 for two Mustang cats. SO that was 30 each.

For the $40 (two cases of beer) I would just hold onto it.

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2 different people on ebay just sold a used cat off of an 04 6.0. one of them sold for 295 plus shipping, so i listed mine on there and ebay took it off and told me that used cats arent' allowed to be sold.

how much sense does that make.
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I thought diesel cats didn't have any precious metal in them, only gas ones. Since when where you not allowed to sell used parts on ebay. That's bull! Especially since two other people did it recently.

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It is against federal law to sell used convertors to anyone besides a licensed convertor recycler/reman company. That is why ebay removed your auction. The fines if you get caught are very high. Just thought I would let everyone know. Selling them on ebay/craigslist is asking for trouble.
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