This is a picture of the #1 and #3 (assuming I have Mopar numbering correct) pistons in my dad’s 193k mile 2005 Chrysler 300C. They look pretty good!
And here is a picture of the #5 cylinder:
It looks very, very bad. That’s what a dropped valve seat does at idle in roughly 2 seconds.
He’s decided to move on from the car, since fixing it is going to run about $3200, which is probably right around what the car would be worth if he fixed it. I believe he’s found a buyer at around $1300, which is sad, because this car is IMMACULATE. Would have been nice if it would have made it until next year, when he was planning to replace it anyway.