CSR in a petrol guzzler

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Hi all,

anyone out there done CSR in a petrol 4by. ( LC 4.5L) willing to have chat!

Preferably Well 24 south to Wiluna! Would love to have a mag on a few issues from first hand experience perspective. i.e fuel consumption figures..

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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 00:00

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 00:00
There is an area on this site where people write in their fuel consumption figures. Many have given their figures for crossing the Simpson and if I remember correctly big petrols were the worst performers by a long way.
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Follow Up By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 01:15

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 01:15
Please can you inform me what section on site I can view these figures, having trouble finding. As wife usually says, I'm probably doing a boy look.

As Dave mentions below, on the trek article, there is a generic overall fuel consumption figure for 6cyl ULP for the whole track but I'm am after something a little more detailed from well 23 south.
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 09:25

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 09:25
Check some of the Blogs on the Canning, you might be able to MM some of the guy's that may have had a 6cyl petrol with them.
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 00:18

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 00:18
If you check out "Treks" It will show an average of fuel use on different trips.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 09:36

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 09:36
Ev,

Here is the user fuel usage figures which were used to average the fuel usage figures listed in the CSR Trek notes ;)


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Follow Up By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 14:32

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 14:32
thanks Kev,

the little trek fuel icon is probably the only bloody thing I didn't click on the CSR trek note pg..

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Reply By: mechpete - Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 12:22

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 12:22
mates and I travelled south on the CSR in 05 ,my 4wd is a GQ efi and it was a matter of carrying extra fuel 145lts in main tank an 140 on the roof ,also had to share the fuel load for the bikes with the other 4wd
well 24 down is the easier end cos a lot of the track is station tracks compaired to the north .
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 22:15

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010 at 22:15
Planning on taking 300lt with us which should be more than enough in our 4.8lt petrol patrol as longest distance is about 1150 for fuel.

The track isn't that hard really just long and slow , a relative of mine went thru their in a porsche cayenne taking 11 jerries which turned out to be an overkill.

We expect 22lt/100km max based on many similar trips.

Hoping to come up with a system to predict ahead on our fuel situation by making a more accurate fuel guage.
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Follow Up By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Monday, Mar 08, 2010 at 00:14

Monday, Mar 08, 2010 at 00:14
Hi Robin,

thanks for the reply,
I'll be stoked to get max 22lt/100km but I don't think it'll happen! I get a conservitive 18lt/100km on blacktop.
considering extra weight due to water, fuel and supplies, it is the sand driving that is going to suck up the juice. Majority of my off roading is in sand/dunes in SW WA with no where near the load I'll be carrying on the CSR and consumption is already at that level.
I will be carrying 350lts from well 23 to Willuna allowing for Calvert Range detours etc. and pretty confident this will be enough!
overkill doesn't worry me with a 4 yr old on board!

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 07:11

Tuesday, Mar 09, 2010 at 07:11
evern1

We have a 4.2 TD Nissan Patrol we bugeted for 4 km/lt on the Canning, and got almost 5...and we were 4.7 tonne all up...Was very pleased.

Remember if you do your homework properly, you will drop your tyre pressures to 12 front 15 rear, and if you are towing (as we did) then 12 on your CT.
That means that you can go a lot easier up the dunes.. 1800 - 2000 revs
By doing this, you will be suprised just how much fuel you will use/save.

Mind you I too was unsure, so we carried 340 lts, for each 1/2, just in case.

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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 23:22

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 at 23:22
Evren1,
I intend travelling the CSR post the EO get together in my 80 series petrol.
I will carry about 300 litres 255 in tanks and a couple of JC's.

I have found over the last 9 or 10 years and in excess of 400,000 km in 2 petrol 80 series that the 4.5 litre motor does about 19 litres/100km at best on the tar running slow and light and will still achieve 25/100 in sand or towing the camper trailer in touring guise.

worst I have ever recorded in 80 series was 3.8 km /litre on a quick (2 days) & very dry simpson trip when I was only third vehicle across that season and it was tough knocking tops off dune after dune.
recorded just over 5 km /litre for hay river trip from birdsville to batton Hill last year on a slow and steady drive.

LC 4.5 motor and fuel economy is mutually exclusive but fortunately consumption does not vary that much between optimum and worst case.

On my estimates I should get 1200 km from my 300 litres but being ultra conservative as I normally travel solo vehicle ,I allow minimum 20 % saftey margin so intend getting a fuel drop at well 23 but do not expect to be able to take on a full drum of 200 litres.

you are talking about 800 km so I would suggest 200 litres plus whatever saftey margin you are happy with.

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Follow Up By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 02:12

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 at 02:12
thanks for the input Howard ! am pretty confident I have the capacity to complete the trip! see ya at the gathering.

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