Originally Posted by e92zero
Thanks for the info Mike.
Unfortunately, there isn't one tech/shop that I trust in the area that pay more attention to details than myself. I have done engine work before and rebuilt transmission. I would not be scared to try this on the engine as long as I know it's doable. It would be great if you can provide a guide in the future when you do change it in car.
You can do it without removing the engine. Drop the oil pan and you can reach the crank and the bearings from underneath. It's not a hard task at all if you are familiar with engine works.