Max fuel to carry on CSR

Submitted: Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 17:40
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I am planning a trip on the CSR and trying to get a handle on how much fuel I need to carry for a 200 Diesel, not towing.

I have looked at fuel treck and done a few searches but I am trying to understand how much I need from Wiluna to Well 23, and from Kunawaritji and Billiluna which I figure are the two longest stretches.

My 200 can hold 200l. It drinks 22 - 25 l/100km when worked hard on soft sand.

Can anyone add some insight as to if that is enough for the legs, including sufficient spare and some side trips.

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 18:54

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 18:54
Our overladen 2h powered troopy used 160 litres from
Halls Creek to well 23 and then 140 for the bottom section although we exited out through Glen Ayrle to Carnegie as the bottom end was flooded in 1992.
As long as you don't flog it and take your time I'd expect the 200l to get you through.
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Reply By: DBN05 (tas) - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 19:22

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 19:22
Hi Boobook,
i used a lot more than 200ltrs 310ltrs in fact filled up at Billiluna put in 121.2ltrs in at well 33, at Durba springs added 80ltrs out of my jerry cans then filled up at Wiluna with108ltrs. I am driving patrol 4.2td but must add went over weighbridge in Alice and it was $3.75 yes i know i was well over weight but thats life. Think my fuel worked out to around 18ltrs/100. We are doing the csr again in july this time south to north, and i will carry same fuel load.
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Reply By: B1B2 - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 19:38

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 19:38
G'day TIA,
The distance from Wiluna to Well 33 (not 23) with some side trips is approx 1100kms.
11 x 25 = 275 ltrs at your max fuel consumption. There will only be short stretches over the dunes where you would use max fuel so your average would be a lot less. I used 200 ltrs in my 80 series to Well 33 and carried 250 litres.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 07:14

Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 07:14
Bill I was planning a fuel drop at well 23 then topping up at 33.
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 22:34

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 22:34
hi boobook
check with some one else
but i remember reading on here that there wont be any more fuel being delivered to the well 23 site by capricorn rd house so the only fuel is at the aboriginal community just south of well 33
plus what you can carry
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 23:03

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 23:03
There was a thread a little while back saying it was going to start up again - but obviously need to confirm.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 23:06

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 23:06
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Follow Up By: Jeffie - Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 10:10

Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 10:10
Just a warning re well 23 fuel drop.
Some lowlife pinched 60 litres out of my drum last year which I had to replace at Kunawarratji.
I would suggest you take 50% more fuel than you think you will use and dont rely on the fuel drop at well 23, fuel at Kunawarratji is reliable.

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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 23:21

Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 23:21
While you may use up to 25L per 100 in heavy sand, the vast majority of the route are station tracks & firm inter dune sand so you will find that consumption at a slow steady pace will be far better than playing at Stockton or beachport in the dunes. (Trekfuel is showing around the 16 to 18L per 100 for V8)
Generally large diesels use around 180 litres on the longer stages depending on sand conditions & side trips.
To minimise the fuel needed to be carried in our convoy we drove to well 23, shared a 200L drum between 2 cars then topped up at 33 for the run north. Relying on just one fuel stop means carrying an extra 2 or 3 Jerries.
If no one here chimes in with real time fuel consumption for the 200 slip over to the lcool forum where I know several members there have done the trip.
You will find big differences in fuel used at times and is due to how soft the sand is, load carried, detours taken & speed driven. As well as allowing for fuel for the Stock Route, also work out how much you will need if you unexpectably have to detour out along the way.
Cheers Craig.................
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 07:16

Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 07:16
Thabnks Craig, that's kinda what I was thinking and doing the same with one drum amongst the group.

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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 05:14

Saturday, Apr 16, 2011 at 05:14

Last year I started off with 141L in the tanks from Willuna and 150L in plastic jerries on the roof.
Put in 100L at Well 33 and this got me to Hall's Creek including a run into Durba Springs, Breaden Pool, Wolfe Creek Crater and a few other bits and pieces with about 20L spare. Couldn't do the Calvert Ranges as they were closed last year.
Could have topped up at Billiluna and conditions were dry all the way.
Have fun.
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