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A little new here - hoping this is the right forum for this:

As reported in this thread (http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=970059&postcount=40) I had my catalytic converter stolen of my 2006 EX-P Element in Chicago. Just thought I would do a quick write up on the parts I used as researching what parts to buy is what initially brought me to this forum. Anyway,

When the thief sawed off the catalytic convertor they did a number on the piping around the converter well ahead and behind the converter itself, so I ended up needing a whole new muffler and rear oxygen sensor as well. :x Dealer quote was around $1800, so I decided to do the work myself.

Here's the replacement converter I used:
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1261782&cc=1432629

Here's the replacement muffler I used (part 56124)
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1261909&cc=1432629

For the rear O2 sensor I did some research and decided the best bet was to just buy the Honda OEM part. :002: (Part #36532-PZD-A01)

I also purchased a standard CatClamp as I wanted to lessen the chances of dealing with this again.
http://www.catclamp.com/CatClampStanardKitCCE175300-40.html

Finally I had to purchase a number of gaskets and bolts to mate the new converter and exhaust pipe to the existing parts. I used this diagram here:
http://www.hondapartscheap.com/parts-catalog/honda/element/2006/ex-p-4wd-sd-a-b/4-speed-automatic/electrical-exhaust-heater-fuel/exhaust-pipe-muffler

Anyway, the installation wasn't too difficult, took off the old muffler and converter, replaced them with the new ones and then installed the cat clamp. The process was straightforward and I didn't use a repair manual. Started it up and the car was quiet again and no check engine light. Haven't had it emissions tested since the repair but I hope it will be OK. All said it done by doing it myself it cost around $500 - $600 and I saved at least a $1000 off the dealer quote and about $500 off my local mechanic.

Attached is a photo of the cat clamp installed. I think I got it on there right - I feel like a very determined thief could still get around the thing, but I haven't had any problems yet.

Hope this is at least some help to anyone else who comes searching. Comments/advice are welcome.
 

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