fuel for 100 series, diesel simpson crossing

Submitted: Monday, Aug 05, 2002 at 00:00
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would like to hear from any one who has crossed the simpson from birdville to mt dare and would like to know how much fuel you used full loaded with wife and 3 kids packed lightly. but with water and enough food for safey sake. thanks with 100 series cruiser std, diesel
thanks, we look at traveling in late sept or early october
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Reply By: Malcolm - Monday, Aug 05, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Aug 05, 2002 at 00:00
Chris, Oodnadatta to Birdsville (a little further than you plan) Base model diesel cruiser 98litres. Nearly double for a petrol Patrol, less for a diesel Disco.
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Reply By: chris - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2002 at 00:00
thanks malcom, we too have a std cruiser, thanks it helps to know what other people get out of there cruisers, we are goning to mt dare
then onto finke then to alice and through the loop , the rock then to laverton in wa.
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Reply By: Cashy - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2002 at 00:00
Chris, attached is some info I recieved from a friend wo has just got back from the Simpson and the fuel usage of the group he lead.

For those that are interested on a recent, trip to the Simpson Onnandatta to Birdsville via Dalhousie Rig Road, Lone Gum, WAA, Knolls Track,French Line, K1, QAA 710 km - over 4 nights in very dry conditions and at a very relax pace the following results:

80 series diesel (fully loaded 4 people, roof rack 50 litres on roof and full recovery gear and spares )119 litres
80 series petrol/gas (2 people, roof rack) 190 litres
100 series petrol (4 people, roof rack) approx. 190 litres
78 series troopie diesal (1 person, empty!!) 107 litres
75 series troopie diesal (fully loaded, 4 people, roof rack 40 litres on roof full recovery gear and spares ) 115 litres
Forerunner Turbo diesel (2 people) 80 litres
Nissan 3 lt turbo diesel (4 people, lightly loaded) 115 litres

The 80's and 100 diesels have similiar consumption figures.

Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Aug 06, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Aug 06, 2002 at 00:00
Chris : did same trip last year 80 series wagon diesel, tyres 18 psi (split rims) loaded with Aussie Traveller roof top tent and all the water food etc and did B'ville to New Crown 620kms on 100 litres of diesel. (No fuel at Mt Dare at that time) and no trouble over the dunes in low range.. which is about all you will use anyway as it is a slow trip

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Reply By: simon - Thursday, Aug 08, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 08, 2002 at 00:00
Chris, I don't think you will get fuel at Mt Dare. When we came through in April, they were running all their stocks down in preparation to hand the place over to the Aborigines. Simon
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Follow Up By: Ruth Doyle - Friday, Aug 16, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 16, 2002 at 00:00
Sorry, this isn't quite right. A young and enthusiastic couple called David and Melissa took over then - next delivery of diesel will be 28th August 2002 (Melissa rang me today to tell me). There is plenty of unleaded though. Also - September/October is rather late to be travelling with a family in the Simpson - can be very uncomfortable is not used to strong winds and heat. I realise about the school holidays - but May June July are the best months. Hope this helps.
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