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Yes, I've done it and yes there is.
Far easier to remove when engine is out of the car but can can probably be done with motor in place with the car on a hoist.
If you are going to a manual box, as I did, best to pull entire front subframe and re-do bushes, tie-rods etc while you are in there.
Where in Aus are you?
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