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Title: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on July 11, 2018, 04:35:52 PM
Hi all,

I'm Kev based out of Southampton.

My previous car history has included:
Skoda Octavia Mk1 VRS
Seat Leon Cupra R
Honda Civic Type R

So I recently picked up an 07 Plate Edition 30 in Reflex Silver with 120k on the clock.

(https://i.imgur.com/DLd6VQG.png)

The car needs some TLC.  Interior wise it is in really good shape for a 10 year old car with the exception of a slight tear in the seam on the drivers seat, however, the exterior needs some work, all alloys curbed, scratches, fogged headlights and a rear bumper which is a slightly different shade of silver so guessing it's been resprayed at some point.  The engine and gearbox seem strong.

The cars missing it's build number so I'm trying to find that out from VW Customer Services which is hard going as they say they'll call you back and never do.  I even had a call scheduled today and they didn't call.

So the first plan of action is the following to tidy the car up:
Change the Cam Follower - just to be sure as no history of it being done before - going to take it down to JKM to do and give the car a once over
Replace the Drivers Door Lock Latch Actuator
New Key Fob
Restoration of Headlamps
Wheels Refurbished - New Centre Caps
Replace or respray Rear Bumper
Replace Number Plates

I'm sure I'll then add some modifications like Remap, DV, Air Filter but it will be slow going as we are renovating a house at the moment so cash is going towards that.

Kev
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: neilw on July 11, 2018, 05:02:58 PM
Hi Kev!

Welcome. I'm also from Southampton (Totton) I'll keep an eye out for you!
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on July 11, 2018, 10:26:51 PM
Hi Kev!

Welcome. I'm also from Southampton (Totton) I'll keep an eye out for you!

Hey, I'm in Lordswood/Maybush so will keep an eye out for you around the area and the M271!

Kev
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: neilw on July 12, 2018, 01:15:00 PM
Cool not far away at all then. I'm up and down the m271 every day so I'll probably see you at some point (Maybe at B&Q lol)

Rownhams in the picture?
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on July 12, 2018, 06:39:34 PM
Cool not far away at all then. I'm up and down the m271 every day so I'll probably see you at some point (Maybe at B&Q lol)

Rownhams in the picture?
Yep Rownhams. On the way back from picking it up.

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Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on July 16, 2018, 10:24:57 PM
Small update, replaced my worn key fob for an ebay version.

Old and New
(https://i.imgur.com/s0Gu0f5.jpg?1)

Finished New Key Fob
(https://i.imgur.com/YcybghS.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on July 18, 2018, 02:00:26 PM
GTI Seat Inserts added (should have cleaned it first)

(https://i.imgur.com/zfOcCzS.jpg?2)
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Jakey on July 19, 2018, 12:04:58 AM
Lovely ED30! Nice subtle things you've done so far, look forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: BaldwinGTI on July 19, 2018, 11:01:37 AM
You’ve done some similar bits to me. I’ve been a bit slow off the mark.
Get that cam follower done definitely. I did mine in about an hour. It’s worth it for the piece of mind.


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Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on August 11, 2018, 08:45:25 PM
So spoke to VW Customer Services and found out my build number is 0719. And to make it even better they still had the plaque.

So this turned up in the post.

(https://i.imgur.com/v5OME1j.jpg)

Now just got to decide where I mount it.

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Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on August 30, 2018, 05:23:48 PM
Car went into JKM down in Portsmouth yesterday to have the Cam Follower changed plus new Rear Discs and Pads.  Always great service down there.

Also ordered a ITG Pro Panel Filter and GFB DV+ from Awesome today  :smiley:. 

Once they've arrived I'm going to give the engine bay a clean and then hopefully organise to get a Revo Remap put on by JKM.

I also need to take some more pics.
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Pudding on August 30, 2018, 06:07:41 PM
Welcome to the fold!

I am also an Edition 30 owning Kev  :happy2:
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: JimboGTI on August 31, 2018, 11:11:15 AM
Love these in a 3 door, looks great in Reflex Silver :smiley:
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on September 12, 2018, 03:00:10 PM
Pre Stage 1 Remap.

Decided to change to a GFB DV+

(https://i.imgur.com/oawPc8u.jpg?2)

And add a ITG Pro Panel Filter

(https://i.imgur.com/AcXiH5J.jpg?2)

Now just got to plan the time to get it down to JKM for the Revo Remap.
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: CJMC on September 13, 2018, 08:32:04 AM
Looking good! I went for the GFB also, was like driving a different car afterwards.... Reminded me I need to pick up a new air filter... Look forward to seeing the  build come along!

Pre Stage 1 Remap.

Decided to change to a GFB DV+

(https://i.imgur.com/oawPc8u.jpg?2)

And add a ITG Pro Panel Filter

(https://i.imgur.com/AcXiH5J.jpg?2)

Now just got to plan the time to get it down to JKM for the Revo Remap.

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Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Kujo on October 01, 2018, 11:28:18 AM
Time to replace the aerial:

The Old:
(https://i.imgur.com/pHAm89C.jpg?1)

The New:
(https://i.imgur.com/yocXx9d.jpg?1)

Much better and the signal still seems to be just as good as before.
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: Lhasa on October 01, 2018, 07:56:36 PM

(https://i.imgur.com/DLd6VQG.png)


Nice ED30. Looks v.clean for 120k  :happy2:
Title: Re: Kev's Edition 30 - Reflex Silver - Build Thread
Post by: swight on December 15, 2018, 05:34:44 PM
Lovely clean Eddy!