Please feel free to delete if this is not really appropriate as it doesn't involve VCDS at all..

However I wouldn't have gotten to the point where I would have been willing to try this sort of thing if not for meeting the great people on this forum.
You've all encouraged me to roll my sleeves up, break stuff and then try and fix it again.
I'm prepared to have a crack at things I wouldn't have dreamed of just a few years ago.