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2001 Volkswagen Beetle, turbo diesel, slow acceleration

My 2001 Volkswagen Beetle, a turbo diesel, used to have great acceleration, but in the last couple of months has slowed down - is this because of age? What should I ask a mechanic to be looking at to possibly fix the problem? There aren't any strange sounds or such - just not the acceleration it used to have. Help!!

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Change fuel filter, air filter.

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Carbon build up in the intake

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