well 33 canning stock route to Bililuna

After travelling the Gary Junction Trek, our refuelling stop is at well 33 on the Canning Stock Route. I have a diesel 95 troopy - dual tanks which holds 189 litres of fuel...will this be enough to get us to Bililuna for refuelling? Or should we take extra jerry cans?
How much fuel will we need?
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:27

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:27
Its about 615km from Kunawarritji Community to Bililiuna Community.

So you should be OK if using maximum consumption of 25/100 or 4km/l. The dunes are the highest on the CSR from Well 33 to around Well 46 as I recall.
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:52

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 09:52
Willem

You obviously have far too much time on your hands and seem to be lurking almost as much as me.

I just can't wait for the travelling season to begin.

I'll be doing a brief Victorian High Country trip at Easter, crossing the Murray at Tom Groggin.

But the serious desert trip will have to wait til July or later.

Meanwhile, playing around with the vehicle, looking at Google Earth, and lurking here will have to suffice.

Bob
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:20

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:20
Bob


You are either out of work, unemployed or you have retired :-) Not sure which is which 'cos I thought that you were still a 'youngish' fella.

Me, being in the employ of Centrelink, I am allowed to play on my computer as much as I want to :-)

Will be away this year for 3 months from the end of May so this forum will lost without my variable degrees of wit....lol


Cheers
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:28

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:28
Willem

With regard to your first sentence : wrong wrong wrong and wrong.

I am 55. I have a 55 hour a week contract. I just happen to have Wednesday mornings off.

I have four weeks leave a year. The family want me for one of those weeks - Noosa in July. The other 3 are mine. Yay.

Bob
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Follow Up By: littlei - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:22

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:22
Thankyou for your very helpful info. I meant to include that we have just put in a turbo...would that use up more fuel?
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Follow Up By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:34

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:34
Only if you put it in the tank :-)

Seriously, it will provide you more power and driven sensibly should not result in any more fuel usage
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:29

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:29
The trek notes for the Canning Stock Route on this site contain fuel figures and estimatations for all legs of the route. That would be a good start. I presume (not being a Toyota man) that the engine is the un-turboed 4.2D?

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Follow Up By: littlei - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:23

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:23
Thankyou for your very helpful info. I meant to include that we have just put in a turbo...would that use up more fuel?
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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:31

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:31
As Willem said, that should be enough. After well 46 it is pretty easy going.
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Follow Up By: littlei - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:23

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:23
Thankyou for your very helpful info. I meant to include that we have just put in a turbo...would that use up more fuel?
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:42

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:42
littei,

If you have the Troopy tanks they will be 90lt each. Total 180lt
The amount of usable fuel would be 170lt. As you can see by you post that now you are down 19lt. There is one jerry can of fuel.

Even though the last part of the Canning does not have as many dunes to cross the ones that you do have to cross are higher.

All the fuel notes are only estimates and it would be very hard if not impossible to say how much fuel that you will need but use them as a guide.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: littlei - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:22

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:22
Thankyou for your very helpful info. I meant to include that we have just put in a turbo...would that use up more fuel?
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:33

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:33
littlei,

The addiction of the turbo should not effect the amount of fuel that you use on the CSR.

Turbos do add more power and better fuel economy but it will not be that noticeable on the CSR because of the slower vehicle speed.


Wayne
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:59

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 at 20:59
We used 160 litres between Halls Creek and well 23 in a 2H powered and very much overloaded troopy heading south.
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Follow Up By: littlei - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:20

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 09:20
Thankyou for your info. I meant to include that we have just recently put in a turbo...would that use up more fuel?
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Follow Up By: Ozhumvee - Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 18:34

Thursday, Mar 26, 2009 at 18:34
Wouldn't think so unless you are really using the extra grunt.
Remember that diesel fuel consumption relies pretty much on engine revs, the more you rev it the more it uses.
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Reply By: farmer112 - Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 21:30

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 21:30
Hi littlei,

in my opinion it would be a good idea to have some jerry cans with you, just for in case.

I travelled the Anne Beadell Highway last year and happenend to have a leak on the second fuel tank on my Troopy rental 4WD. Lucky enough, it was only a small leak, but I could not locate it for sealing. The jerry cans were not needed in the end, but they gave me real peace of mind, especially after the bloody leak occurred.

I switch over between tanks from while to while so as to empty them to the same levels, thereby making sure that I won't loose a full tank of fuel in case of a leak.

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Juergen

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