HUMMER ON THE CSR

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 19:28
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JUST GOT BACK TO VIC AFTER AN EXTENDED BREAK.I HAVE BEEN BROWSING THE FORUM AND SPOTTED AN ENQUIRY ABOUT A HUMMER .
I HAVE JUST DONE 12000K IN MY H2 2005 SUT. PART OF THIS WAS ON THE CSR.THEOVERALL TRIP WAS MELB ,ADELAIDE ,PERTH,MARBLE BAR, WELL33,HALLS CREEK,DALY WATER,S ALICE SPRINGS ADELAIDE,MELBOURNE.
I WENT WITH 5 OTHER VEHICLES. 3 2005 TURBO DIESEL LANDCRUISERS .1 2004 H2 HUMMER ,AND A 2005 LANDCRUISER 6X6 TRAY. WE TOOK THE CSR FROM WELL33 TO HALLS CREEK. THE HUMMER HAS A 6 LITRE PETROL V8 THE AVERAGE FOR THE CSR WAS 4.3 KILOMETERS PER LITRE,OR 23 LITRES PER100K. I LET THE TYRES DOWN TO 18 PSI AND NEVER HAD TO ENGAGE LOW RATIO.IT ROAD A LOT SMOOTHER THAN THE CRUISERS.
TO PROTECT ALL THE VEHICLES WE COVERED THEM WITH THE WHITE CONTACT TYPE MATERIALS CAR COMPANY'S USE FOR TRANSPORTING NEW VEHICLES.THIS WORKED WELL AS WE HAD NO SCRATCHES ON ANY VEHICLE.
IN THE NT WE DROVE AT 130KPH,ALL OTHER STATES ABOUT 110 THE OVERALL AVERAGE FOR THE HUMMER WAS 20 LITRES PER 100K
JEFF.O
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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 19:42

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 19:42
What a machine!, I always wondered how a Hummer would preform you hear a lot of report’s but no fist hand stuff.

Know some people who just did the canning as well, they were bogged for 3 day’s and the suspension on 2 of the Nissan patrols is now stuffed + one of the patrol’s alternators kicked the bucket Both 2000 GU, Funny thing was the Maverick and the 75 T/Top Cruiser had no problems.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff O (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 20:00

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 20:00
CAN'T REMBER THE LAKE ,IT IS UP NEAR THE TOP OF THE ROUTE AND WE CROSSED IT A COUPLE OF TIMES. THE HUMMER SAILED OVER IT AND THE FIRST CRUISER THAT FOLLOWED WENT DOWN TO THE AXLES.TOOK US AN HOUR TO GET HIM OUT.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 22:17

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 22:17
Lake Gregory I would think. Sounds like the Hummer is nearly as good as the Rav4 on sand - no need for low range (no choice anyway) and much better fuel economy:)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:31

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 18:31
Jeff O

Why did you fellas drive on the Lake ????? Or did you forget to take your smart pills?
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Reply By: Member Eric - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 19:56

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 19:56
not sure , but isnt the H2 a Chevy ? or a cut down version of a hummer fitted to a chevy chassis ?

23 l per hundred kms is what i get in my race car lol

glad you had a ball

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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff O (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 20:18

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 20:18
ERIC
PURPOSE BUILT BY GM,PROBABLY ON A CHEVY CHASSIS.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 22:22

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 22:22
Jeff

Good story ...but for Christ's sake ...STOP SHOUTING

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Reply By: Spango - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 09:23

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 09:23
Jeff, very interesting about the Nissan Patrols, the bigger four wheel drives these days are not built for the off road stuff, there all glamour and thats about it, same as the 100S Land Cruisers, just sold my 100S L/C because finally realized there not practical for where I live in WA.

With all the mod cons they have these days there is too much that can go wrong with them, it becomes expensive repairing them, down graded to a 1994 DX Nissan Patrol Ute Diesel, a real battle wagon.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 19:49

Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 19:49
Hey Spango, there is some logic in your actions. Im due for a new patrol soon, really waiting on the new model but scared the old 4.2 will be gone forever.. more electronics wont be helpful.. Michael
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 21:22

Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 at 21:22
Jeff,

So you are the one I kept hearing about on the CSR.

The convey I lead was only a few days behind you, but we went from Wiluna and managed to get to every well.

In the convey we had a 100 series, 2x 4.2 Nisans, a 3lt and a Troopie, all are turbo diesel.
Only had one mishap with the the vehicles and that was a broken centre bolt on the Troopie. Replacing the bolt was not a big problem but the "U" bolts were not coming off with out being cut. A quick run back to Linster to get some new "U" bolts and we were back on the road again. Lucky for us we were only a day into the trip from Wiluna.

Even though we were very heavy we all the fuel and water and spares we only let the tyres down to 20psi in the front and 28psi in the back. At this presure we were able to get over every sand dune on the firsr attempt. All the trip we were in high range and were using 1st 2nd and 3rd.

We also didn't get a scratch on any of our vehicles because the track had been widen by a couple of vehicles in front of us.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff O (VIC) - Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 08:46

Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 08:46
WAYNE.
WE ALSO GOT THROUGH WITHOUT TOO MUCH TROUBLE, 1 VEHICLE GETTING BOGGED AND WHEN WE PULLED OFF THE TRACK TO LET A CONVOY OF 10 VEHICLES PASS WE GOT 5 FLAT TYRES.
I AM ALSO PLEASED THATV WE MADE IT EASIER FOR YOU.
JEFF
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