Fuel use between Ikurlka and Coober Pedy

Submitted: Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 12:09
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How would fuel consumption compare on this section to the Simpson.
From everything I've read it looks not as demanding except for the corrugations.
The car is a V6 ULP and in the sand dunes we get through about 22L/100km.
This site indicates about 260L for a V6 but that's the whole trip, it's only this section that needs some thought.
Any one taken a V6 over this section.
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 13:42

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 13:42
Jo Hi,
My 3.8 V6 Pajero used 20.5 L per100 k for that section. At that stage I was fully laden fuel,food, water etc. Yes it is less demanding than the Simpson but don't sell it or any remote track short as they can bite at the most unexpected time.
If You allow the 22L/100km and an allowance for Murphy You should be ok.
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Follow Up By: jo b1 - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 19:32

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 19:32
Thanks, we generally carry 190L, I reckon 1 extra jerry should be ok.
Yep it does sound like the track is rough and the corrugations relentless, but those who have done it all agree it's worth it, we want to join that list.
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 14:09

Monday, Apr 01, 2013 at 14:09
Hi, c/w the Simpson you should gain more favorable economy. It is flat and hard base road with lots of corrugations. Enjoy!
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Reply By: jo b1 - Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 15:00

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013 at 15:00
Bump......Is that it, two replies and I'm appreciative indeed of those two.
But obviously coffee and pensioners attracts more attention.
Anyone out there...there must be somewhere :)
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Reply By: Member - Laurie K (WA) - Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:18

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 at 12:18
I am not sure that you can buy unleaded at Ilkurlka. I would ring them and check. I'm pretty certain they only had diesel when we went thru there in 2008. I could be wrong.
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