Engine out

Once the front is removed and all the parts that connect to the engine from out of the engine bay, you only have to unbolt the engine from the gearbox, lift the gearbox a bit en out it comes. With two people it is very doable. An engine hoist is also an option of course.

Citroen GS 1015cc engine out for renovation

Then the engine bay looks something like this:

Citroen GS engine bay
Citroen GS engine bay

And then I put it on the work bench to do the rest of the dismantling.

Citroen GS engine on the work bench
Citroen GS engine on the work bench