Originally Posted by ghodges85
I would look on some VW-specific forums and see if anyone has posted a shop manual. That will help you a ton with diagnosing, etc. The only problem is, german car parts are still expensive. If you are fairly skilled at car repair, I wouldn't sweat it. The more you do, the more you'll learn.
I've found some very good source for parts and actually have a Bentley repair manual, too. Its just the fear of making that un-fixable mistake.