So, i made a shi-ton of phone calls, finally got pointed in the right direction to a little place called "tool town," that had my polydrive tool. FOR $12! i felt like i stole something because i saw it going for $35 around the internet.
with this awesome find, i was able to press on and remove all ten head bolts in the proper sequence.
lots of carbon buildup. not sure what to attribute that to, but i'm not going to worry too much about it, clean it up, and press on.
flipped the motor over, and began removing all four pistons.
pistons out: gotta clean up all the oil from the cylinder walls, of course.
crank is in great shape, and oil pan was spotless.
when i get a second wind, i'll start separating oem rods from pistons, attach the IE ones, clean up carbon buildup from on top and between piston rings and install the new ones to spec.
btw, clutch kit came in yesterday:
-SACHS VR6 Clutch Disc
-SACHS VR6 Pressure Plate
-SACHS OEM Throw-Out Bearing
-SACHS Single-Mass 14 pound "G60" Flywheel
that's all for now, still waiting to hear from arnold about my kit shipping! ICAN'TWAIT!