Is there anywhere I'll need jerries?

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 10:31
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I've recently bought a new Prado TD. Two fill ups have returned 12.00 l/100 around town and 11.12 l/100 at highway 110kph. In standard set up it carries 180litres in two 90 litre tanks. Is there any where that I will need to carry Jerries? I've done the Simpson on petrol and used 118l from Pink Roadhouse to Birdsville - carried a jerry but my mate in a petrol/gas Patrol used it so I know I won't need any for that trip. I'm thinking maybe the Canning Stock route, but I've heard there's fuel available on it now to avoid jerries and drops.
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Reply By: Big John (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 11:46

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 11:46
Mike,
I am heading down the Canning in 4 weeks. Fuel is available at 33 and you can take a drop at 23. You will want to add 33% to your fuel figures for load and off road. I have a fuel range of 1900km round town, though off road, fully loaded and a Kimberly Camper behind I work on 1100km. I can make It on these figures though I am takeing a drop just to make sure. I have learnt from previous experiences never cut your self short on fuel on long trips, always take every opertunity to top up, you never know wat is round the corner.

Regards Big John.
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Follow Up By: Big John (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 14:54

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 14:54
Mike,
I checked the Kw of the Prados
V6 petrol Prado 179kw @ 5200rpm
TD Prado 96kw @ 3600rpm
TD landcruiser 151kw @ 3400rpm
My TD landcruiser 203kw @3300rpm
I'm the one smiling , catch me if you can.
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Follow Up By: Mick - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 22:31

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 22:31
You'll be chasing but not me - I have the TD. However a petrol Prado will leave yours in the dust behind it - in standard form BJ. You've forgotten the huge amount extra that your 203kw needs to push! The petrol Prado has a very high tech donk - not a force fed tractor engine!!
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Follow Up By: tristjo - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 00:26

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 00:26
Hey, don't be knocking a good diesel, Mick!! LOL!!
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Follow Up By: Big John (QLD) - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 18:31

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 18:31
Mike,
Don't get me wrong I think the new Prado is a great 4x4 and no I don't upgrade for more speed only an idiot would speed on outback tracks. The reasion being is 100 seriesTD suffers form turbo lag under heavy loads (not as bad as the 80 series TD) . When I go Bush I take a Kimberley camper, tinny, 15hp honda, 500kg ( fuel, food and water) fold up boat trailer plus spares and personal effects, a total load of nealy 2.5 ton (plus the car). Unless you want to drive in low range, turbo lag is a real pain. I had a petrol 100 series and with the load and hard going it would use up to 50lts / 100k. The short and long of it is the TD now drives like a petrol though the fuel consumption it about half when under load.

Regards Big John
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Reply By: basecamp15 - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 13:18

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 13:18
I get around 1100 km out of my Patrol but I'm about to get a couple of Jerries for my next trip. I probably don't need them but since little room will be taken up, I'm going to do it.
Also, you can save a lot of dollars by using 85 cent diesel instead of 105 cent diesel by carrying 40 litres with you, that's 8 bucks. The jerries pay for themselves after a few trips!!
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Follow Up By: Tony - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 12:31

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 12:31
Been a long time since I paid 85c for diesel. Southern NSW.

Get into the O/Back and you are paying over 1$ Aust.
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Follow Up By: Mick - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 19:55

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 19:55
Often 79.9 at Safeway with docket in Melbourne. I've not paid over 79.9
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 16:47

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 16:47
I've been eyeing off the flexible diesel bags available in boat shops in different capacities. Should roll up to a very compact size when not in use and with a bit of old carpet you can stick them on the roof rack then empty and rollup at the first opurtunity and you've got your aerodynamics back. Available from 50lt to 200lt sizes and they are made for stowing on the deck of an ocean going yacht so I dont think that they would be a problem for a short stint on the rack.
BTW Big John me thinks they'd still be going long after you've run out of juice. Horses for courses don't you think!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 21:19

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 21:19
Mick,

Congrats on the purchase - best desert-travel vehicle money can buy! I'm off down the Anne Beadell Hwy in a couple of weeks - I got 11.8 l/100km last year on this track. My factory tanks have only got 159 litres - so I take a couple of spare jerrys to comfortably go the 1400km.

Cheers

Phil
90 series Prado TD
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Follow Up By: member-skippyking - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 00:28

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 00:28
G'day Phil,

Which way are you headed on the AB? East to west or vice versa?

We're going west - east in a couple of weeks as well. Might see you on the track. We'll be in a red Jack, pulling a camper.

SKMost human problems can be solved by an appropriate charge of high
explosive."
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 19:47

Monday, Jul 21, 2003 at 19:47
SK,

We're heading from Nullabor to Cook to Vokes Hill Cnr then west to Laverton, so there's a good chance we'll cross paths. Our group has a Prado, a bunch of Troopies and a 60 and 100 series. We'll probably reach Vokes Hill on about the 5th Aug. I'll look out for the Red Jackaroo.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Mick - Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 22:34

Sunday, Jul 20, 2003 at 22:34
Thanks Phil, Andrew and basecamp.
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