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Power = f(t) ?
I drive my 5000ST every day to work and back, and I notice that
the car is noticeably more powerful on some days than on others. There
is almost certainly a correlation with temperature: afternoons are
always worse than mornings and hot days are always worse than
My ME friend tells me that high temperature and humidity are
bad for turbos in general. He's also an amateur pilot, and
he mentioned that climb rates were drastically affected by
temperature and humidity in turbocharged (piston-engined, of course!)
aircraft. I was theorizing that it had to do with intercooler
efficiency: higher ambient temperatures would reduce the heat
Any thoughts, O Knowledgeable Ones? I would be interested in knowing
if other people experience similar behavior in their cars.