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Turbo + Poor air quality = Poor performance?

I really hate to show my ignorance of all things mechanical, but there you go...

I've got the ZT-T 1.8 turbo. Earlier this week we had really poor air quality around here in Manchester. Was it my imagination, or can this effect the performance of a turbo-charged engine?

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Yes, it will affect all cars, but is more noticeable on the turbo's.

Warn air gets heated even more when compressed which makes the effect worse.

Does the ZT have an intercooler?
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Yes, it will affect all cars, but is more noticeable on the turbo's.

Warn air gets heated even more when compressed which makes the effect worse.

Does the ZT have an intercooler?
Ah - is it the density of the air that's the problem then?

No idea about the intercooler by the way...
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Have a look at the front of the engine bay for what looks a small but quite thick radiator. There will be a hose leading from the compressor housing to one side and the other hose will lead from the IC to the throttlebody, if it has one? An IC that is, not a throttlebody!
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On the 1.8T 75 (my dads got one). It looks like the intercooler is located at the bottom RH side of the lower grill by the fog light. You have to get down to road level to see it.

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