removing camcover vectra c ecotec petrol engine

Asked by Dec 21, 2013 at 10:05 AM about the 2003 Vauxhall Vectra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

having suffered a water pump failure causing the timing belt to break i was forced into changing the rollers,belt tensioner and water pump, this is now done. the engine will rotate 360 degrees no problem, she fired up and i cut the engine straight away, so all appears well (have I been Lucky?) checked the timing and found it's out by one tooth, reset ok,now I would like to check the cam for cracks on the lobes.
I am not sure if this engine type has the weak followers that save the engine from massive damage ? but would feel more at ease if I could check it out.
recap.
I tried to re start the engine but she didn't fire up.hmmm.
Vaxhall vectra c pre face lift, eco tec petrol 1.8 cc, manual gearbox, hatch back
eng No,  X/Z18XE

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cam cover off and the cam's are looking good also all the valve cups are moving without any sign of sticking ,replaced cover and then turned her over . She fired up and will run at high revs, will not tick over (or idle) so now back to basics, Recheck the cam and crank timing. Could I have damaged the pickup sensors crank or cam? back outside to check it out Merry Christmas to you all.

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