Was there a specific reason why you dropped the engine apart from those awsome pictures?
Because that was how the repair manual said the work was to be carried out. If I recall correctly, that work was done in early 2007.
Please don't send me technical questions via IM - instead, post your questions onto the end of the most appropriate thread in the FAQ, so that everyone can benefit from the answer, and everyone can assist in providing the answer. Thanks, Michael