I've actually had some progress with the actual car as well. In addition to selling the engine for 40% of the cost of the whole vehicle and some lesser parts for some change, I also got around to removing the exhaust pipe. Had to use an angle grinder to get it out. In part because it seemed hard to get it out in one piece and in part because I wasn't that interested in keeping it in one piece anyway. Some of it is actually pretty good condition and later I heard my buddy had just recently paid 100€ for that muffler. Oh well. Such is life. The engine by the way went to a couple of guys who needed it for a Citroën Xantia which has a blown engine so very good recycling happening there as well.