Hi all, I am a new Beetle owner and new to the forums as well. I am new to the new VW's but I am a car guy and have been for years. I just managed to come across a 2008 Beetle 2.5L with a blown motor and got the car for really cheap and I am now looking to do the motor replacement. (I realize this is an "engine swap" thread and not an "engine replacement" thread but it was the closest thing). At this point I am looking for pointers on replacing the motor and what is the best way to go about it. They way I see it, I can separate the motor and trans in the car and bring the motor out the top or remove the front bumper and grill and bring the motor and trans out together through the front. What do you guys think? I am I missing anything? Anything I should be on the lookout for? Thanks in advance for the input.