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Submitted: Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 19:13
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We are going up the csr in juy in a 4.2 patrol ute and wonder how much fuel above the 185 litre tanks we need to carry to get to the fuel drop at well 23. Cheers Danny
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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:07

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 20:07
Gday Mullingar

Do not know, but a mates old man and his friends are doing it soon and they are not using the fuel drop. Just going to carry all the fuel they need “Bugger paying that price they recon buy it cheaper before we leave halls creek" They are going to do it the opersite way.

Interesting plan. Obviously not everyone can afford that sort of extra weight or space.

Sorry I couldn’t answer your question.

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Follow Up By: Crackles - Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 23:00

Thursday, May 05, 2005 at 23:00
Could never quite understand that penny pinching theory where one buys an $800+ long range tank or stacks rows of jerrys in their car overloading it & risking suspension damage and increased fuel consumption in order to save a couple of hundred bucks on a trip. Your mates will probably need to carry close to 400 litres if they they don't intend to stop at the aboriginal settlements or well 23. That together with water is over half a tonne of liquid before they start to pack the car!

As for will 185 litres get you to well 23 Danny, yes it does including some side trips.
I recommend sharing a fuel drum at 23 that way you only need to put in 100L, then top up at Kunawarratji for the run to Halls Creek.
Check the ExOz trip planning & fuel useage & you'll find it's 890km from Wiluna to 23 (via the Calvert ranges) or 1160km through to Kunnawarraji. So at the 18Lper100 average you'll use 160L & 208L respectively. Including the Calvert I'd probably put in one extra jerry. If not taking any side trips & have fuel waiting at 23, the 185litre tanks you have may be enough depending on your trucks fuel consumption offroad.
Cheers Craig............

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 17:49

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 17:49
Gday Craig

They might be using the aboriginal community’s as well do not know. (It’s my mates: dad and his friends going 4 vehicles all up). So didn’t talk to them that much about it but the did say they were not using the fuel drop at well 23# and they did intend to carry most of there fuel.

They are experienced with remote travel and it not the first time they have carried a large amount of fuel to get in and out of a location.

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Reply By: fatz - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 07:44

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 07:44
totally off topic, but, That usernsme wouldnt have anything to do with where you come from, would it? I grew up not far from there.
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Follow Up By: Alan S (NSW) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 09:46

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 09:46
The boys from the midlands eh?
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Follow Up By: fatz - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 10:35

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 10:35
Yep, Castlepollard. You?
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Follow Up By: Alan S (NSW) - Friday, May 06, 2005 at 11:15

Friday, May 06, 2005 at 11:15
I'm a big smoke boy but worked a lot out in Joe Dolan country (with Coliite) when I went back for 18 months a few years ago. The missus want to see what living over there would be like...
Where are you now?
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