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broken piston - what are my options?

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Got a 2.7 1999 300m. Bought it non running thinking the damage was only limited to the waterpump and maybe valves. However today I found that it was something else, see the pictures


When i asked where mr piston was he called me from inside the engine

this are the rings that were still inside the hole.


Anyway. What are my options?. I noticed that the wall has a little dent. Is it possible to convert it to a v-5?

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Uh... how readily available are 3.5L engines?
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it's a famous 2.7. and they are not readily available here in holland. there are only about 100 300m's here and even less intrepids
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that engine is a boat anchor. Either rebuild from top to bottom due to circulated debris or transplant from a donor car.
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it's a famous 2.7. and they are not readily available here in holland. there are only about 100 300m's here and even less intrepids
I am aware it is a 2.7... it's toast.

I was suggesting finding a 3.5L to convert it to, but due to your location I realize that may not be a possibility.
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I checked what kind of engines are available. Here they have alot of 2.0 and 2.4 chrysler engines (neon, voyager of around the same date.) Is it alot of work to swap these?
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I checked what kind of engines are available. Here they have alot of 2.0 and 2.4 chrysler engines (neon, voyager of around the same date.) Is it alot of work to swap these?
Unfortunately that is not an option for you.
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Interesting, I thought all 300Ms were 3.5 L. Or maybe just in North America?
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Ok. unfortunatly no 2.7 or 3.5. Except for 1 from a sebring which is over the marketprice for this car. Will inquire some company's for rebuild. Else will sell it in parts I guess.

And in europe most have the 2.7 version because fuel prices are expensive here.
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Try Germany....they sold thousands of 300Ms there
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thanks! i'll take a look
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Interesting, I thought all 300Ms were 3.5 L. Or maybe just in North America?
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...And in europe most have the 2.7 version because fuel prices are expensive here.
Yep. *All* in North America are 3.5, most in Europe are 2.7.
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If the rest of the car is in good to very good shape, I'd start looking for a used or remanufactured 2.7 in Europe.. Peva mentions that he has had good use from a 2.7 that he repaired. I know they have a bad rep here but like any engine, the problem areas can usually be eliminated if it is properly rebuilt. In fact, might it even be practical to source a reman long-block 2.7 in North America and have it shipped???
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...Peva mentions that he has had good use from a 2.7 that he repaired...
For the record - never broken, never repaired. Did preventive maintenance of new timing chain and related parts, water pump, and oil pump. I did replace the worn out valve stem seals while doing the timing chain, etc. All other internal parts are factory original. But currently at 250k+ miles and running great. Thanks for the positive mention.
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Ive seen crazy things happen to a 2.7, but , this is a first
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