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Noob questions on '97 318i

I just bought a '97 318i, this is my first BMW automobile. I have owned five of their bikes and loved everyone of them.
This car had the motor replaced when the timing belt on the original motor failed and the pistons munched the head.

Question 1: What is the maintenance interval for timing belt maintenance or replacement?

Question 2: The car has a new front clip with fog lights, original clip did not have fog lamps. Are the wires tucked up in the harness somewhere or do I need to add new wiring to the harness? Where does the switch mount?

Question 3: I am having the struts and shocks replaced because they are very tired and the front left is leaking. I ordered KYB GR2 struts and shocks; is there a better way to spend my money? They have not placed the order yet. I am not really interested in making a lot of modifications, just keep it stock and reliable but my last driver was a 944 so I do like to go around corners.

Thanks for any help in advance
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