My BMW 733i has been with me for quite a time now, and I think that's the reason why it has lost power already. Is there any way to bring its power back?
Gradual power loss is normal as the car ages. This is due to the fact that the engine parts are not exempted from daily wear and tear. In fact, there are many factors that hasten the onset of engine problems, and you have to single them out in order to find proper solutions.
Dirty engine oil, for instance, holds the engine parts from giving their best, which in turn results in poor performance. The same oil condition also causes high temperature to stay longer in the engine, leading to overheating. Take note that it is also susceptible to extreme heat due to the fact that it is made of metal, a chemical element that has a melting point. The basic solution is to change oil. Adverse radiator condition can cause the problem as well. In this regard, you need to check the radiator, do repair, or replace any defective parts. You may have to check the differential, transmission, and tires, for they too affect engine power.
Is it still practical to replace my wheels with custom ones? You see, my car is an oldie.
Practicality is dependent on the sensibleness of an action with regards to a particular situation. So, whether installing custom wheels is practical for your car or not depends on how and why you want to have such. A customized BMW 733i, having almost every part already custom-made, would need custom wheels to complement the whole look. Whether you customize for personal satisfaction or business reasons, custom wheels are practical on both situations. But if you are referring to plain function in everyday drives, more stylish custom wheels lose practicality. Nonetheless, your car will get an improved look.
I'm planning to get a set of brighter headlights for my BMW 733i. Do you think I should replace the rest of the lights?
Headlights serve as your eyes during night drives. You cannot afford to have poor visual of the road because accident may just be around the corner. Brighter light-emitting bulbs, such as the LED lights, would eliminate possibilities of poor lighting system-related accidents. Practical car owners even install fog lights to ensure clear visibility when traversing through thick fog. Remember, though, that hazy or intermittent signal lights and tail lights are also useless; they are no better than a dying flame. If this is the case with your car's lights, replacing all of the bulbs would be necessary.
Replacement of every exterior light will also be required if you decide to give your old buddy a modern look. Of course, it wouldn't appear balanced if the headlights solely received the make-over. But before installing the aftermarket lights, check the rest of the lighting circuits and assemblies. This should save you more time because you won't have to uninstall and reinstall them should a wiring problem is discovered.