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GVK's Edition 30
« on: November 06, 2020, 11:58:04 am »
Thought I'd add my car on here, so compiled this thread from posts on other boards.

Picked up this low mileage (66k) Edition 30 at the end of Jan. 2018

2018-03-23_02-53-03 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

Edition30 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

s-l16008 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

s-l16006 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

s-l1600 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

s-l1600_2 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

Wheels have been refurbished Anthracite, Eibach springs and Milltek cat-back resonated exhaust are (were) the only mods.


May 2018

#dyno by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

#result by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

#dyno2 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

Had car mapped today at local place Maxtreme in Wisbech - , pre map health check dyno run measured 239hp 310nm (VW state 230ps 300nm)
Post map power run 310hp 404nm. (297 lb/ft) Transformed the car, pleased with it's performance so far!

Jan 2020

Had the car 2 years today. Covered 10k miles in it so far.

Only things I've done are :

Both rear ABS sensors & hubs (twice on nsr)
Left hand intercooler hose kept popping off. (New hose £70!)
Plugs and coils causing misfire after Stage 1 remap.
Passenger door lock faulty (new one to fit) (£megabucks)

So overall not too bad for a 12 year old car.


#edition30 by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

June 2020

Been putting off getting this sorted but today was the day I got on with it and fitted my passenger door lock. As some of you will know on a mk5 Golf you don't work on the inside of the door with the inner door card off , you have to take the door skin off the car!

Door by GVKmotorsport, on Flickr

All well and good but my door was deadlocked shut and the motor was just bouncing between unlocking and locking, must have taken about hour and a half of banging the door, pressing the unlock button and pulling the inner handle to try and pop it open. Eventually I was going to give up and tried it one last time and it popped open... result!

Once the door was open and the door skin off you have quite a bit of room to work on the latch.  Couple of tips that were useful I got from Humble mechanic's vid on You tube was to turn the TX20 on the door handle 12 times to release the door lock/blank and to set the tension of the handle by putting the spring on the lever inside.



All sorted.

Nov 2020

Had full service done on the edition 30 today at Maxtreme, my local specialist, no problems other than finding a fuel filter with a date stamp of 2007: with what can be best described as mud inside!

Future plans

Looking at getting a set of Bilstein B8 sprint shocks to compliment the Eibach springs.


« Last Edit: November 06, 2020, 12:18:45 pm by GVK »

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Re: GVK's Edition 30
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2020, 02:31:43 pm »
Lovely looking ED30 mate!

I feel a set of Xenons will really set off the front end!

You've just reminded me about my fuel filter  :ashamed:
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Re: GVK's Edition 30
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2020, 02:39:02 pm »
Cheers , the fuel filter was shocking, can't believe it had never been changed! :party:

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Re: GVK's Edition 30
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2020, 08:09:07 pm »
Great looking ED30 GVK - glad you sorted the fuel filter - had mine done a few years back for peace of mind, even being run on Shell for all the time I've owned it (since 47k)...

I'm still at disbelief at how bad VW locks & regulators are - it's like they want to make money out of bad parts... :fighting: Mine had a new  drivers door lock when it started making really weird noises. I replaced about 4 locks on my mkiv - one about 2 times (only replaced one 2 weeks before it was written off...)

Good power figures - I have Bilstein B8's on mine with VWR springs - it is a hard ride around town, but on the A & B roads, it really is fun!!


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Re: GVK's Edition 30
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2020, 08:24:50 pm »
Thanks Dave. Glad to hear your thoughts on the B8s, I think that'll be my next spend.


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Re: GVK's Edition 30
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 12:01:54 pm »
Car sounds like a friggin wedding car at the moment towing tin cans!! Rear disc back plate has fallen off.

Also gone out in car this morning to find a cracked windscreen. Stone flew up following a car on a B road the other day, now 6" crack on ns.  :jumping:

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Re: GVK's Edition 30
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2021, 11:56:13 am »
New windscreen fitted yesterday.

MOT passed this morning.  :star: