After blowing a leaky freeze plug I've decided to pull the engine for a full rebuild, too many unknowns to chance it.
I haven't found any threads on the proper sequence for pulling the engine on a goose, if there is an existing thread my apologies and a link would be much appreciated, if there isn't, any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.
Obviously the first task is to unbolt the spine and remove the hood "wings".
Should the transaxle come out with the engine or remain in place?
what about starter, oil filter, etc...? I know all too well how tight a fit things are in there, seems like unbolting everything possible would be helplful.
While the engine is out are there other items to attend to? I plan on replacing the heat shielding on the side of the fuel cel. I've already replaced the bearings on the jackshaft. Obviously new hoses, belts, water pump. I'd also like to put "factory" valve covers back on the engine as well.
Thanks in advance, this may end up being a long thread!