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Offline Pudding

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2018, 05:52:25 PM »
Didn't the KTM Crossbow have a TFSI lump in it as well?

A local lad had a Lupo with an 1.8T S3 engine in it eons ago.  He had a nifty plate on it as well - S3 LPO  :happy2:

Personally I'm all for engine swaps.  I even like the Chevy LS swapped 911 on Hoovies Garage. 911 'Porscha vs Porsche' nerds probably hammer their keyboards at such a sight, but I love it  :grin:   The engine is merely a propulsion method, the rest of the car is what counts.  An ED30 engine in a feather weight MK1 is a great idea.  It also keeps an iconic car going well into the 21st century with modern performance, emissions, fuel economy and parts availability  :smiley:

I would definitely do something about the brakes though.  My MK1's braking was frankly frightening with a 16V lump in it  :confused:

Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2018, 06:05:26 PM »
Cool project. I'd agree with keeping the mk1 dash etc. Swaps with the donor cars dash and everything are cool but once novelty wears off, they just look out of place.

Too true.  :happy2:

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2018, 07:02:29 PM »
Great work  :happy2:   I had no idea the MK5's bulkhead panel unbolted like that!  I guess it makes left and right hand production easier for them.

I did a 16V swap into a MK1 over 20 years ago (makes me feel super old) and it really made the car.  I was never a fan of the 8 valve lump.   Best way to recycle a bashed ED30  :happy2:  Who cares what purists think.  It's not exactly a rare engine or platform!

The MK5's are definitely well built and also surprising easily to strip down, except for the central heating unit which was a pita the remove, even with most of the dashboard already removed! The bulkhead panel was well and truly seam sealed in though!

Back in the day I spent more ££ on my 8v engine to get a few bhp more, than the entire ED30 project so far  :happy2:



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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2018, 07:05:05 PM »
Welcome along!

A very interesting thread so far. I've read about an ED30 powered Lupo in PVW many years ago, and a Lotus Elise with the ED30 lump (tuned and was bonkers fast!). I've seen in person a mk1 Audi TT that APS built with an ED30 engine (very stealthy and looked completely OEM & at home in the engine bay) - I will follow your build with interest!

As Pudding says - very interesting to see how the mk5 is built - some chap on here was building (stripping) an ED30 for a track car (which was really interesting), but the build thread was never completed. Looks as though you are well in to your build already. Is it a manual or DSG car?

Don't worry about upsetting us - as a VW enthusiast I'm simply happy to see an ED30 live on in another form, rather than just being crushed! (PS - don't suppose you still have the drivers side xenon?!)…

A TFSI Elise would be cool to own also! I was v.happy to find a manual ED30, as I'm sticking with a manual gearbox, so one less complication.

Sorry no xenon's, all the 'none transferable' parts have gone!


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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2018, 10:27:57 PM »
A TFSI Elise would be cool to own also! I was v.happy to find a manual ED30, as I'm sticking with a manual gearbox, so one less complication.

Check this out.....love the dash badge too.

eBay item number:223138349667

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2018, 01:18:25 PM »

Check this out.....love the dash badge too.

eBay item number:223138349667

TFSI Lotus Elise, that's an awesome car. That will be horrifically  quick, sounds like fun! Probably a bargain too, knowing how much a TFSI conversion + a 160 Elise would cost.  :happy2:

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 07:02:57 PM »
I would definitely do something about the brakes though.  My MK1's braking was frankly frightening with a 16V lump in it  :confused:

Ha ha. The original MK1 brakes were bad even for the standard engine! lol

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 08:11:43 PM »
A TFSI Elise would be cool to own also! I was v.happy to find a manual ED30, as I'm sticking with a manual gearbox, so one less complication.

Check this out.....love the dash badge too.

eBay item number:223138349667


That's the very car that I was referring too! Oh if only I had that money spare...


Edition 30 - no. 1387

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2018, 09:27:04 PM »

That's the very car that I was referring too! Oh if only I had that money spare...

Want to go halves on a lottery ticket?  :laugh:

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2018, 09:28:05 PM »
Good work I am all for engine conversions in mk1's . :happy2:Buying a complete car is definately the best way of going about it.

 I also did a 16v mk1  years ago, which I still have but now is a unfinished 5v.

Look forward to seeing the progress . 

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2018, 06:09:18 PM »
Good work I am all for engine conversions in mk1's . :happy2:Buying a complete car is definately the best way of going about it.

 I also did a 16v mk1  years ago, which I still have but now is a unfinished 5v.

Look forward to seeing the progress .

With the potential complexity of the wiring, having a running car with keys has certainly helped. :happy2:

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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2018, 08:43:00 PM »
While I've been stripping down the chassis, have a look at this  :surprised:

2008 Model with 78k on the clock. I never expected the rear axle to be as rusty as this.







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Re: MK1 Golf GTI Edition 30 Project.
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2018, 08:46:42 PM »
For comparison this is a picture of my daily MK5 TDI with 165k on the clocks.



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