Removing the Engine
From Citroen SM Wiki
Not necessary to remove trans...
- Remove carbs
- Split exhaust manifolds at join between upper/lower, disconnect starter wire at battery
- remove water pump (cover) and pipes, everything from the rear of the timing cover etc, unbolt clutch pressure plate assembly, this stays behind.
- Use 3 people for the 10 minutes- one for crane, one each side to tilt the engine as it comes up (turn engine mounts 90 deg) so avoiding ANY damage to firewall.
- On refitting align pressure plate to flywheel BEFORE engine is mounted finally to gearbox, as otherwise it will not align.