Evening folks. I have a 2002 ph2 172. Had it in for both belt kits, dephaser and waterpump replacement last week at a very well recomended specialist. On my way home from the garage i noticed the exhaust seemed louder. Alot louder when you put the foot down. I got it home. Jacked it up and had a look for a leak in the exhaust. No leaks so i left it for the night.
Next day everything seems fine. I thought then it must of been my imagination. Driven the car 3 times since and everything seems fine until today. I drove the car for the first time in 2 days today. Idles fine. Exhaust isnt loud when idling. Exhaust isnt even that loud at cruising speed but when i put the foot down there is a loud roar from the engine bay. There is no loss in power. If anything there is a slight increase in power since having the belts done.
Did a little search online. Most threads indicate timing not being done correctly but i thought the car would be lacking in power if that was the case.
I know how crucial it is to have all this work done correctly so its starting to worry me now