Here’s Everything I Fixed To Prep My 250,000-Mile Diesel Manual Chrysler Minivan For Germany’s Rigorous Inspection

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I’ve been wrenching for over a month on my Graz, Austria-built 1994 Chrysler Voyager (diesel, manual!), preparing it for Germany’s notoriously tough “TÜV” safety and emissions inspection. Here’s every single thing I fixed to give myself the best chance of passing one of the toughest mandatory vehicle inspections on earth.

It’s been over two weeks since I’ve given an update on Project Krassler, a diesel manual Chrysler Voyager designed in the U.S., built in Austria, and sold in Italy before making its way to Germany. I bought it sight unseen for $600. My vision when I initially asked my Nürnberg-based friend Andreas to purchase the van on my behalf — far from my Michigan home — was to fix the machine, somehow get it past Germany’s vehicle inspection, turn it into a mobile apartment, and then live in the van as I road-trip through

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GTA Online Update Brings Big Rewards and Discounts, Here’s What’s New

The latest of the weekly GTA Online updates has been detailed this week by Rockstar Games with players able to earn many more rewards than usual by participating in select activities. Along with those standard weekly bonuses, GTA Online players can also purchase a number of different vehicles and properties at a discount for a limited time. If you need some extra cash to spend on those purchases, the same update is offering a GTA$250K bonus if you complete a task within the next few days.

As is the case with most weekly updates, the easiest way to make the most of this one is to play the featured game modes for the next couple of days to get more rewards than usual. Both the Overtime Rumble and King of the Hill modes are paying out triple the rewards from now until September 23rd, and if you get tired of

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