I had to remove my intake manifold today to get my failed starter out.
Do you happen to know the torque and sequence (if any) of the intake?
Also, is there a trick to get the whole manifold out easily?
I know this is kind of a hijack, but obviously you've pulled a bunch of intakes. Mine is a 330i.
Oh, and my valves looked absolutely spotless! Just a few hundred miles away from 100k. I was pleasantly surprised!!