I did my B4 Passat Vr6 timing chains & clutch with jack stands and a jack but I saw what you meant when I was prepping everything today. I think what I'm gonna do is remove the front bumper & core support and lower the motor & transmission together then slide them out and finish separate them. I removed the outer cv axles from the hubs and removed the lower swaybar links so I can slide them out with the transmission & motor without removing the inner axles. I already razored the block and cleaned the piston tops & oil pan and got the wire harness removed. I re-intsalled the oil pan but didn't seal it incase more broken tensioner pieces fall in there when I remove the timing cover. I was gonna wait until Friday to get the head from the yard because it'll be 40% off but I may go ahead and get it tomorrow and decarbon the valves and then take it to get resurfaced.
G60ING I saw the Touareg waterpump pulley you were talking about the other day when I was at the yard. When I looked at my waterpump today it seemed like it may be a bigger pulley so I'm not sure it would work.