What a wonderful trip... and some more fuel figures

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 01:56
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Hi all...

Well my wife and I just returned from a wonderful 5 week trek across our wonderful land. In a nutshell the trip was Sydney - Broken Hill -Port Augusta -Nullarbor - Esperance - Albany - Perth - Kalbarri - Kalgoorlie - Nullarbor - Port Augusta - Broken Hill - Sydney. We travelled in a 1985 petrol troopy. It was almost all highway travelling, except for a few dirt roads to see some of the scenery.

The temperatures were beautiful, mid to high 20's across the nullarbor and southern WA, although it was rather hot and dry in Kalgoorlie.

The fuel use, 1768.38 litres of fuel for 13344.3 kilometres. Overall about 14.6L/100km.

While this was certainly not a 4WD trip, we really encourage all you eastern state peoples to make the journey across, its amazing to see the beauty of our great land.

It is unfortunately our last outing in the troopy. The new RTA rules about 11 seater troopys and a need to repair the suspension (new springs and shocks) mean that it's time to say goodbye.

A question to end...

We are looking to simply get rid of the troopy quickly, how much we get for it is not really an issue. (We would like to hopefully get $2500 - $4000) What is the quickest and easiest way to dispose of it? It has 180L aux fuel tank, dual battery and 302000km. It runs well but needs to go...

Sadly farewelling my beautiful beast...
Michael
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 02:10

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 02:10
The ExplorOz trader is the best place to start selling your Troopy. We have just re-indexed the system and now google says it is number one in a search of "4wd vehicles for sale". So either try a free ad or go the $9.95 run till sold you will not be disappointed.

Or as an option go membership and get the ad for free. Got to keep putting the plugs in! All the best.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Always working, not enough travelling ;-)
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Reply By: Davoe - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 03:59

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 03:59
check out post 9832 regarding new rta rules
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 20:14

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 20:14
Mike,
I can understand the elation you feel at having made the big trip. Of course, the next question is "Where to next?". If you can't easily sell the troopy I'll come up and take it off your hands for $2500 (I'm just north of Queanbeyan)Bob
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Follow Up By: mikeyandmary - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 01:48

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 01:48
Thanks heaps for the offer but it was sold today.
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Reply By: AndrewX - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:34

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 23:34
M and M the figures you gave don't equate to 14.6l/100. I did a quick check as I thought it should be higher but I found they come to 13.25l/100 which I think is most unlikely to say the least. MAybe check your calcs again! To get l/100km you must divide your petrol used by the number of hundreds of KM covered. for example 80 litres used for 400km ... 80 divided by 4 = 20 litres per hundred. For your trip .... 1768.3 divided by 133.443 = 13.25l/100.
Sorry to be picky but I get annoyed by incorrect fuel claims. A friend told me he got 9l/100 from his TD patrol. I knew my TD Prado would do about 11l/100 on the same trip so checked his figures. He did 360km of highway driving and used 40 litres. He said 360 divided by 40 gave 9l/100 but in fact it should have been 40 litres divided by 3.6 which gives 11.11l/100. His calculation gave him 9km per litre which is a different figure altogether.
BAck to your petrol troopy, if your fuel used and distance travelled figures are correct then you got 13.25l/100 which for a petrol troopy is absolutely excellent! It's better than my mate can ever get from his diesel troopy in fact.
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Follow Up By: mikeyandmary - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 01:50

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 01:50
Sorry about the mistake, I used fuel receipts and speedo records to calculate the fuel consumption. The number I used in a calculation in excel didn't include the last leg (1264.5km). I use exactly the same calculation method as you, thanks though for the correction.

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