I did it out the top. I was seriously demoralized when I checked compression and cylinders 6-8 were low, thinking about tearing apart my low miles car. It was surprisingly easy, even with long tubes and a Moroso oil pan on the motor.
Removed. Getting the trans off was no big deal, did it myself with the car on blocks. Putting it back on was probably the worst part of the whole ordeal, but still not bad.With trans still on the motor or removed?