So, I’m in the middle of dropping the engine from my 355... The previous times I dropped the engine I took the car to have the R134 sucked out before starting work so I could just disconnect the lines to the A/C compressor and drop the whole subframe. I read somewhere on here that it’s possible to unbolt the compressor and there’s enough clearance to drop the engine, saving the need to remove the refrigerant, so now that I’ve (finally) bought a lift I thought I’d try that method. I’ve unbolted the compressor, it’s completely free, but I cannot see how there is enough clearance when I start to lift the body away from the subframe. It will snag for sure. So my question is: has anybody here dropped the engine out of the 355 but leaving the compressor hooked up to the hoses? Any tips or tricks? Should I unbolt the engine mount and lift the engine or is there another way? Any thoughts gratefully received. Bob.