I’ll just say this up front, I did a stupid thing and I’m fully aware. If you must comment about how dumb I am at least do it in a funny way.
That out of the way the car is a 2006 Chrysler 300 with 52k miles and the infamous 2.7L engine. Guy told me it had some lifter issues which is apparently very common for these engines. On inspection it sounds like it does. It also sounds like it has rod knock. I’m like 95% sure. I’ll be dropping the oil pan to verify this weekend.
My understanding is at this point is the car needs a new engine due to rod knock. I’m sort of at a loss now. I don’t have the space or skills to drop in a new engine. I never intended to keep the car. What’s the best way to get rid of this thing? It has 20" replica hellcat rims and tires which are like 95% new. There’s a bit of curb rash on the passenger side. I also have the original wheels and tires.
So you guys got any suggestions? I’ve heard I can throw new bearings in if the damage isn’t too bad, but that’s obviously not a fix. I wouldn’t resell it as is to anyone without informing them. Would it be worth anything “fixed”? Should I pay someone to drop in a new engine and resell it that way? I’m currently about $3k invested.