I'm like 90% sure turbophil has a post out there mentioning this. I've been trying to read alot of the posts and they are blurring together a bit, but i swear he said with the rear clam off (obviously i guess) you could get this done in a day. Or rather HE could get it done in a day. My strength is research, not mechanicals. Although I DID get an oil change done in a day.When I had my oilpan off a few months ago, I looked to see if the big end could be unbolted and then rods and piston pushed up (after head removal). It sure looked like it could be done. Sorry about missing the group it was from, I ran across your posting under "active topics", guess I should read more carefully.
Not sure if you are alluding to swapping pistons once the oil pan is off as being just a little more work.yes lotus Elise is what I am working on.
I am doing the BOE oil pan and figured better pistons would be good idea.