I am half in and half out about doing this myself. I can get hold of a couple of cam locks, and probably borrow a tool to remove the variator. However, I do not have a garage to work on the car, is this is a good idea to try it myself. Never done this before, but i thought that as long as I mark the pulleys and what not, and follow those images that Ian posted, I should be ok.
As long as you have the right tools, cam locks, variator removal widget, and I`d probably add the 2 tensioner tools too, and you read and digest the guide, take your time, double check everything, then there no reason you couldnt do it.
You dont need to mark the pulleys, the cam locks hold the cams in the right place, and you find TDC with either a guage or a long screwdriver/dowel/etc.
There is a mark on the aux pulley for TDC, but you have to remove this to take the covers off, not quite sure why its there..
You will probably need a vice to hold the cam shaft to remove the variator, you are not supposed to use the cam locks for this purpose.
I've got some axel stands, and as I understand it, I need to remove the driver side wheel, the plastic wheel arch shields and the aux belt.
Could I be biting off a bit too much here?
Have a go at getting as far has taking the covers off, this requires removing the aux belt and one of the idlers, and also removing a seemingly endless number of really hard to access allen headed bolts.. If you get that far you will see if you are up doing the whole lot.
Aux tensioner is perhaps the most difficult part (I was surprised about how much tension it was under), you need a 15mm offset wrench and the only way I could work it was tieing a rope through the hole in the other end, and feeding that up to the top of the engine, then heeeeeave and tie it off to the engine mount while removing/fitting the belt.