Just in case anyone has the same problem, I had about 1/4" of positive cable left coming out of the starter, I cleaned it up with a dremmel and tried to solder a wire to it but could not get it to hold. After looking at an old starter that had a solid connector from the starter housing to the solenoid, I took a battery cable connector bent the hole end at about 45, twisted, and squeezed the cable end, drilled a small hole in it to fit over the 1/4" of wire coming out of starter. Hooked up the solenoid nut and soldered the connection to the wire coming out of starter...looks and feels a lot stronger than the bare wire from bosch. Car fired right up...will see how long it lasts. I'm used to working on chev/gmc and only had the BMW for a year with no problems so Im not gunna complain about taking off an intake to get to a starter...not half as bad as working under the dash of a Corvette...my back is still screwed up!