My (previously manimal's) 1985 BMW 325e is suffering from a misfire. I don't know how old the distributor cap is. I have plugs (Bosch WR9LS) in my RockAuto cart already since those look bad and need to be replaced anyway. I am wondering about replacing my cap, rotor, and wires too while I'm ordering. Unlike other cars, though, this hardware isn't trivially cheap- not like the $3 dist. cap I got for my buddy's VW bug last year. Plugs, wires, cap, and rotor are over $100. I pulled off the cap to see what it looked like under there, and I'm not sure what this business is. It's not the carbon tracing I'm used to seeing. It doesn't wipe off of scratch easily. So, take a look. Does this look suspect? Sorry for the crap pictures, my Droid 3 is taking poor pictures lately. It's frustrating- I'll watch it autofocus right past a crisp imagee and too far to a fuzzy one.