Fuel Consumption

Submitted: Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 22:56
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Travelling east to west along French line in Simpson Desert in May, can anyone give me an idea of fuel consumption for a landrover TDI and a 100 series, please.Birdsville to Mt Dare ?
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Reply By: Peter - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 23:34

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 23:34
Al, A 100 series what, V8 petrol, 6cyl petrol, turbo diesel, normally aspirated diesel, auto, manual ?
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Follow Up By: al - Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 23:36

Friday, Mar 21, 2003 at 23:36
sorry, turbo diesel.
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Follow Up By: Ruth - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 21:47

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2003 at 21:47
Diesel in Birdsville is $1.03 per litre. Enjoy the desert - stay north of salt lakes at Poepples - don't go into lakes at all.
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 00:45

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 00:45
al, Use this site. Go to Trip Planning then Fuel Consumption. This should give you a general idea of what you are looking for.Cheers, Willem
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Follow Up By: al - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 21:46

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 21:46
Thanks Willelm and Company for your helpful advice. Maybe someone was having me on, they told me east to west was mighty different on fuel consumption, than west to east. Also different depending on whether it was summer or winter. We'll estimate based on your advice and the trek notes fuel. Will definitely enjoy !. Thanks again. Al
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Reply By: Graeme Degotardi - Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 08:26

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 08:26
Al ,

We did the Simpson two years running in 80 series petrol, and averaged 3.5 Km's/l. I now have a 100 series turbo diesel and and have found around town I am getting about 40% better consumption. I would therefore expect around 5-5.5 Km's/l. for the Simpson. If you fill at Mt.Dare or even Oodnadatta you should have plenty with standard tanks. I don'nt know about the Tdi but I think they are more economical.

Have a great trip and take at least 2-3 days to enjoy it.

Graeme
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Reply By: Graeme Degotardi - Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 08:29

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 08:29
Al ,

We did the Simpson two years running in 80 series petrol, and averaged 3.5 Km's/l. I now have a 100 series turbo diesel and and have found around town I am getting about 40% better consumption. I would therefore expect around 5-5.5 Km's/l. for the Simpson. If you fill at Mt.Dare or even Oodnadatta you should have plenty with standard tanks. I don'nt know about the Tdi but I think they are more economical.

Have a great trip and take at least 2-3 days to enjoy it.

Graeme

Ps. Sorry, just realised you said east to west, but filling at either end you should have plenty.
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Reply By: Member -BJ - Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 14:08

Saturday, Mar 22, 2003 at 14:08
al
We crossed last july Patrol 3.0tdl auto, 2 100 series diesels manuals & a GQ Manual . Patrol 5.5ltrs/Km, 100 Series 4.5/5.0 per k

as said before take 2/3 days & enjoy

Have Fun
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Reply By: lindsay - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 14:06

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 14:06
If it helps did west to east fueled at Oodnadatta then Dalhousie - Purni to Mokari air strip - rig road up the erabena track then along the waa to the knolls track up to the frenchline , nth. to the QAA and to B.ville. Used 72 litres in a .97 300 series tdi spent 4 days.
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Reply By: lindsay - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 14:06

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 14:06
If it helps did west to east fueled at Oodnadatta then Dalhousie - Purni to Mokari air strip - rig road up the erabena track then along the waa to the knolls track up to the frenchline , nth. to the QAA and to B.ville. Used 72 litres in a .97 300 series tdi spent 4 days.
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