Are people stealing DPF?

Are people stealing DPF?

Scrappers are stealing them for the salvage value. In most cases, failed or damaged DPFs and DOCs have value because they are coated or “catalyzed” with Platinum Group Metals (PGM). Because of this value, they should be recycled by a reputable recycling company to ensure the PGM is recovered for use in other products.

Why would someone steal a diesel particulate filter?

The filters are used to remove soot from the exhaust of a diesel engine, and some cores are made from metal fibres which contain precious metals. Police spokesperson Kelsie Fraser says the suspects are using some sort of tool to cut and remove the filters.

Are diesel DPF filters worth anything?

Recycling is ideal because you earn money while you prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of costlier raw materials. Depending on PGM content and commodity prices, a failed DPF or DOC is typically worth $20–$700.

Do Thieves Steal DPF?

Several of our customers have been victims of this type of crime and it is becoming more and more common. Thieves are getting more brazen about their approach, jacking up cars at the side of the road and even holding up traffic to get under and to steal CATs and DPFs.

How much do thieves get for catalytic converters?

The metals are expensive, and thieves sell the converters to scrap yards for several hundred dollars per piece, depending on the size of the converter and the current rate on the metals inside it. It can cost you on average up to $2000 to replace a catalytic converter, and it is illegal to drive your car without one.

Do diesel catalytic converters get stolen?

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the pandemic has seen a rapid rise in catalytic converter theft. In 2019, an average of 282 catalytic converters were stolen every month; in 2020 the average had risen to 1,203—and that’s just an average.

Is the cat in the DPF?

For diesel vehicles, these systems are known as Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) while petrol cars are fitted with a Catalytic converter commonly known as CAT. DPF systems and CAT filters are used in petrol and diesel engines to reduce harmful CO2 emissions that are produced by the vehicle’s engine.

What DPF is worth?

Depending on PGM content, a scrap DPF omay be worth anywhere from $20 to $700. The exact cost will depend on certain other factors as well such as general market prices at the time the failed DPF is sold and the model of the DPF. Other valuable metals used in DPF manufacturing include palladium and rhodium.

Do DPF filters have platinum in them?

The presence of Platinum Group Metals (PGM) in diesel particulate filters (DPFs), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) and three-way catalysts drives the recycled or scrap values of these parts.

How much do thieves get for a catalytic converter?

Typically, recyclers will pay $50 to $250 per catalytic converter.”