Not sure if this has been asked already. Basically I've got a MkIV Golf 1.6 L 16v with a knackered head.
I've bought a replacement engine (yes it's correct AZD for my car). So, I've prepped the new engine (cam belt kit, alternator belt, etc), come to fit it on Saturday & had an absolute nightmare trying to get it to mate with the box. I got the old block out no problem - with box & drive shafts still in situ.
Ended up buying Haynes manual online to check engine removal procedures. They state removing drive shafts & taking out engine & box as one, then splitting on bench.
My question is, do I need to follow Haynes' chapter & verse approach or is there something I'm not doing right i.e removing OS drive shaft first?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, even if to confirm that the only way to refit the engine is by first removing the gearbox.