Landcruiser 100 series Fuel Consumption Simpson Desert

I have crossed the Simpson before in a diff vehicle but now have a 100 series Landcruiser TD Auto and have not done much 4WDriving in it. Would like to have an idea as to fuel useage. Will be crossing on French Line Oodnadatta to Birdsville
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 12:59

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 12:59
Geoff,

Check out the fuel usage figures in the Trek notes


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Reply By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 15:19

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 15:19
geoff
we crossed, along WAA line, in a TD100 in 2007, and including a whole day of fun at Big Red we got from Bville to Mt Dare with a little to spare in the standard tanks (@ 140L). You could easily do your trip under the same conditions - ie. warm, dry, sandhills not too steep etc. We took an extra 40L diesel in Jerries as a safety margin, suggest you do the same. Have fun.

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Follow Up By: Tenpounder - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 17:57

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 17:57
Hi there. and please remember that Oodnadatta to Dalhousie is 182 km of thirsty work, whereas Mt Dare to Dalhousie is only 70 km. The difference will be perhaps 20 to 25 litres extra, if you go straight past Mt Dare, and have to make it all the way B'ville to Ood (or vice versa) without a refill.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 15:44

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 15:44
geoff,

Any amount from 15lt/100km to 25lt/100km.

It will vary and there are a lot of variables to consider.
I would not leave Oodnadatta with less than 180lt. If you get to Birdsville with plenty of fuel left in the tanks it means you had a good stress free run. If you have to push the vehicle the last 5km not a good trip.

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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 18:34

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 18:34
I went east to west via The lone gum , QAA line in a 1HZ (NON turbo) and used 110 liters from Birdsville to Mt Dare.
The Troopy I was travelling with, Also 1HZ used the same
That was in may 07.
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Reply By: Member - Jim (Syd) - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 20:44

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 20:44
2003, Oodnadatta to Birdsville, took the whole family (5) heavy load, TD 100 manual, 101 litres. French line and Big Red.
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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:41

Friday, Feb 06, 2009 at 22:41
geoff the best econemy I've seen with aTD 100 was 89 litres taking the QAA, French, WAA, RIG etc. On all my trips with a 1HZ I used between 105 & 109 Litres. This was well loaded with tyres let right down taking it easy on the sand.
An allowance needs to be made for soft dry sand conditions & detours of wet salt lakes or the Eyre Creek should there be local rain. Although I have never seen a diesel Cruiser use more than the Standard tanks, the minimum I would take would be one additional jerry. (165L)
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Reply By: geoff - Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 14:10

Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 14:10
Thanks to all that answered. I forgot what a great site this was Geoff
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Reply By: Member - Henry L (SA) - Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 14:13

Monday, Feb 09, 2009 at 14:13
Hi Geoff,

I went across last year for the third time. I have a 2006 100 T/D.
fully load but only the wife & myself. straight across the french line.
I filled at Oodnadatta then at Birdsville and had 10 lts left in the main tank and hadn't turned on the sub tank. I had 40lts on the roof rack that wasn't used. my car is a manual.
I hope this helps.

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Henry.
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