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  1. No need to dissassemble, just pop the rear cover off and count the teeth on the ring gear.
  2. These are great examples of how 2 rights can make a very wrong, BMW +Ferrari=Fugly. Looks like they spent all the budget on the bodywork and had to use whatever lights they could find on the floor in the back of the warehouse. I'll take the beautiful 3.0cs even if its orange.
  3. Looks like original cloth covered fuel line that was bypassed long ago.
  4. He wants 195/65r14 because that's the stock size for his E30 318is, am I the only one that read that part?
  5. The last popular production car to use a 195/65r14 was the 2001 Honda Prelude base model. Most cars upgraded to 15" tires standard around 2000. Add in the fact that most people upgrade to bigger wheels making the demand for tires under 16" low. The big tire manufacturers are only interested in high demand. This might be your best option, a bit pricey for 14"s.
  6. Sometimes when your in a Snafu you have to make a tactical retreat and start over. I would pull the engine back out, remove the exhaust manifold and use the studs to mount the hoist chains. I would use a level to get the engine in sitting on the hoist at the same angle as the car. To get the engine clocked correctly the bottom of the oilpan should be parallel to the cars bottom. Ratcheting straps can be used to make minor adjustments and hold things in place. You can use the starter bolts without the starter to pull engine into the transmission when you get close.
  7. I would check control arm bushings. Maybe check the front subframe for cracks?
  8. For engine cleaning I've had good luck with putting plastic garbage bags around the distributor and alternator and securing them with lots of zip ties. I wouldn't usually suggest power washing the engine bay, its amazing what some foaming engine degreaser and/or dish soap with a good variety of brushes can do. Since your car has already gotten wet in addition to all the good advice above, I would also suggest removing the spark plug wires and cleaning the contacts and put some dielectric grease on them. Check all the grounds and wiring connectors too. Try using a hairdryer or heat gun to dry out the distributor and other hard to reach areas, just be careful not to melt and or burn anything.
  9. I was comparing the 13x6 et13 185/70 that the original poster said poke out too much to the 15x7 et25 195/50. If they are about the same the then wont the still poke out to much and rub? Or maybe we are all misunderstanding eachother.
  10. To clarify I was questioning the information on the willtheyfit.com not all of the evidence on here. I should have worded it differently. If you look at my first post I mentioned that many factors can effect clearance.
  11. I'm so confused now because according to what the OP said and willtheyfit.com 15x7 et25 with 195/50 tires will not fit under stock fenders like lots of people claim.
  12. I'm pretty sure the e21 hubs don't change the track width, since when I put them on I didn't have any tire rubbing issues or changes in alignment. When I put your specifications into tiresize.com and rimntires.com wheel/tire size comparer (both much better than willtheyfit.com) they says the 15x7s should stick out 7mm less than the 13x6s. One thing you have to always remember is these calculators don't factor in the variation in tire make and manufacturer dimensions. If you measure 3 different 195/50r15 tires you'll get 3 slightly different measurements. Also weight of the car, tire pressure, lowering springs and alignment can all effect tire clearance. Your 13x6 et13 wheels were probably meant to fit a e21, they stick out 25mm or 1" more than the factory steel wheels. I would suggest you see if someone who has some 15x7 et25 wheels will let you try one of their wheels on your car to be sure.
  13. I saw that commercial and paused the tv to confirm it was an 02. The color looks to be black and very shiny, but it's hard to tell with all the crazy lighting. I doubt it's a factory Schwarz car since that would definitely be a square taillight, since it was only available from 1975 on. It has early bumpers so I'm going to guess roundie with a custom black paint job.
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