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    Question Removing ACE - Help

    Hi all,

    After weeks and weeks of non stop hassle and wasted on trying to correct our leaking ACE system on our Discovery 2 TD5, my husband has given up and decided to rip the whole lot off and change the system over to standard bars.
    He's progressed really well. The old bars are off, block, pump and pipes are in a heap on the floor and the new bars (links and bushes) are in place and ready to go, however we are stuck.

    Does anyone know what to do once the ACE pump is off?

    From reading online we've seen some people say to put an idler pulley in place of the pump, but what idler pulley do we use? Landrover Dealer says there are 3 to choose from but they don't know which we need. Other forum posts say to just use a different (non-ace) drive belt, this option we actually tried but the belt that I ordered is still far too big and so makes us think again about the idler pulley.

    Can anyone help?

    I could write an essay on the whole back story but i'll save that torture until the job is finally completed - if that ever happens!

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    Default Re: Removing ACE - Help

    Hi, did you get this sorted in the end?

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    Hi,
    We're working on it. We ordered this part: http://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php?xProd=85193 which I have been told is the correct part for the job, it was delivered today so hopefully we should have it sorted by the weekend. However as a temporary fix we just put the pump back on and then linked it back to the ACE reservoir so it's just circulating against itself.
    I'll update when we get a chance to fit the bracket & pulley and see if it is infact the right part and whether it solves our problems.

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    I know somebody who is interested in buying all the available parts for ACE that you have removed (for a project car) if you still have them. Where abouts do you live? Would you be interested in selling it all? Send me a private message if you would like to discuss.

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    Default Re: Removing ACE - Help

    The belt has to be changed and an extra idler pulley fitted.

    Haven't got Microcat on the laptop, but you'll need to get a belt that is for non-ACE but with aircon if you have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TD5-Rainbow View Post
    Hi,
    We're working on it. We ordered this part: http://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php?xProd=85193 which I have been told is the correct part for the job, it was delivered today so hopefully we should have it sorted by the weekend. However as a temporary fix we just put the pump back on and then linked it back to the ACE reservoir so it's just circulating against itself.
    I'll update when we get a chance to fit the bracket & pulley and see if it is infact the right part and whether it solves our problems.
    how different is the handling now you have removed the ACE?

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    Default Re: Removing ACE - Help

    Not certain of this but I seem to remember being told that you may need to programme the BCU to tell it that ACE is no longer fitted. I suspect that a Hawkeye to version 4 will do this for you. If you can find someone with a Hawkeye who's got it unlocked to the D2 they may be able to help. Doing this will remove the amber/red light from your dash I believe.

    Also you have the option of changing the twin PAS ACE resevoir for a PAS only resevoir to create more space. I got one in a box of bits last week as the chap who sold the bits did remove his ACE system from his vehicle but never got around to changing over the resevoir. The ACE in mine is behaving itself for the moment so I don't intend to take it out just yet.

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