fuel consumption

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:14
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I have a 95 diesel troopy which has dual tanks. Would I have enough to take me from Birdsville to Dalhousie to Mt Dare? Or should I carry extra jerry cans? how much fuel is needed for such a heavy vehicle?

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Reply By: 2517 - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:33

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:33
Hi Birdsville to Oodnadatta about 120 litres so you would have plenty.
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Follow Up By: Cougar Tag-Along-Tours Pty. Ltd. - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:29

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:29
yes 120 litres should be all you would need
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Reply By: ross - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:47

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:47
The fuel consumption can vary from 12-17 litres per 100klm in these depending on the load,winds and even higher on dirt roads.
The troopy has about 170 litres(I can never get 90 litres in each) in the tanks.
In a worst case scenario you will get a 1000klms on the bitumen
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Reply By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:01

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:01
Seems you are going across the Simpson - how much fuel will depend on which way you go, sand conditions etc. Check on this site for fuel consumption on that track, but you should probably carry extra.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:37

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:37
My last Simpson crossing on the French Line used 94 litres from Birdsville to oodnadatta, but the factory TD is a little more economical than the 1Hz. I find that if you let plenty of air out of the tyres, the vehicle rolls easier over the sand and you get better consumption.
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