Simpson Desert in a CRD Patrol. diesel litres?

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Has anyone recently crossed the Simpson in a 3L CRD Patrol? How many litres did you use? IM not towing anything and the wagon will not be overly packed I'm looking at doing the French line with a couple of detours to the Lone gum and any other detour thats interesting. I have a 145l main tank and a 30l sub tank.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 08:23

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 08:23
175 liters will be plenty, even with a few detours, I recently travelled 1360km across to Birdsville & back in my V8 78 series & averaged just under 20 liters/100km.

630km across for 125 liters & 7300 km back for 144 liters.

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Follow Up By: Geoff in SA - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 08:51

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 08:51
Geez rover
seven thousand three hundred kilometers on just 144 lit of fuel is pretty good
what's that about 50k per lit

seems OK for tojo V8


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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 09:00

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 09:00
Grrrr, lol, We need an edit button!!!

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Follow Up By: jo b1 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 17:18

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 17:18
Jeff,
During your recent trip did you happen to check out Warburton Track, K1 and the Rig Road between Knolls and K1 and if so are the tracks obvious now ?
Joe
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Follow Up By: Ozrover - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 17:25

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 17:25
jo b1,

I was going to head down that way for a recon' for DEWNR, but they opened it by the time I got to Birdsville.

My Brother in law went back that way & said that the track between the Knolls & the K1 line was ok just a bit vague in places & the western approaches to a couple of dunes was quite steep & soft.

The Warburton track itself has been graded & is quite good by all reports.

I'll be heading down that way in July when we go over for the John Williamson concert.

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Follow Up By: jo b1 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 17:39

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 17:39
Thanks Jeff for the prompt reply.
Joe
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Reply By: Great Divide Tours - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 09:54

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 09:54
For a crossing in the cooler months 140 litres diesel for your proposed route would be sufficient, as Jeff says though, best to carry full tanks from Mt Dare, just in case. If it rains, fuel consumption can go through the roof. In 19 crossings, I've seen a wide variance but if conditions are good I suspect you would use around 110 litres provided you drop your tyre pressures and drive sensibly. But always carry what you can within reason just in case.
Vic
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:47

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:47
Thanks gents. I do intend on topping up the tanks at Mt Dare and maybe carry 1 jerry can just in case. Around town and on the open road i average about 11-12l/100km so even if i double that i should make it with maybe the lone gum detour.
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Reply By: Mazdave - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 13:45

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 13:45
I did it in 2009 in a CRD Patrol with 4 persons, fully loaded roof rack. All French line, no detours. Mt Dare to Birdsville used 110 litres. Took 150. As others say depends on conditions, rain, driving habits etc. But sounds like you should have ample

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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 13:59

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 13:59
Thanks mazdave thats the sort of info i was after
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Reply By: pepper2 - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 22:20

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 22:20
crd patrols fuel consumption are notorious for widely variable fuel consumptions,sugest you check on the nissan patrol forum...as an example a discussion on excessive fuel consumption on crd patrols resulted in excess of 800 replies..take extra to be sure,,,,,
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