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  • V6 Petrol across Simpson Desert Rig Road

    Anyone completed the rig road across the Simpson in a 4.0 V6 petrol via poeppels and the K1?

    I've looked at various discussion on here re fuel consumption across the Simpson but can't seem to see anything specific to the rig road. My research shows consumption at anywhere between 19l/100k's and 26l/100k's.

    The distance between Birdsville and Mt Dare is about 720km. 26 litres per 100k's gives me a usage of 188 litres. I'll be carrying two 20l jerries so will have a total of 220 litres (180 tanks + 40 jerries).

    i know there is currently a bypass at Eyre creek that adds 60k's, that gives me 780k's between fuel stops with a usage at 203 litres (at the 26l/100k calculation).

    If i average the consumption at 22.5l/100k's i get a usage of 175 litres. I'm not towing.

    Wondering if this is feasible based on others experience?

    Cheers
    Scott



  • #2
    Dont own a petrol but you need to keep in mind you cant use all of your 180l tank(s)

    you have a reserve in each tank of 10l I guess ?? Which you cant use

    A 120 owner would be able to give more accurate info

    G

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    • #3
      Thanks GEEEXL. Will definitely keep this in mind when finalising plans

      cheers
      scott

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      • #4
        You should be able to access all 180L in the 120 series, I have driven my V6 until near empty and topped up with more than 181L at the bowser.
        The 10L is in the expansion chamber, which is in addition to the 180L usable capacity.

        Your fuel calculations seem very reasonable to me, 220L total fuel is certainly feasible for your intended route, with some margin in reserve.
        I have done the Simpson previously in a petrol 80 series 4.5L 6cyl manual, which would burn more fuel than a V6 Prado, carrying 225L total fuel.
        We covered 708km and consumed 187L of fuel, giving an average consumption of 26.5L/100km. Our route was from Oodnadata to Birdsville,
        Covering a mix of French Line, WAA Line and some Rig Rd, with probably more soft sand dunes than what you intend to do.

        It's a fantastic trip, enjoy!
        "S[FONT=Arial]ure itís quiet, for a diesel. But thatís like being well-behavedÖ for a murderer."[/FONT] [FONT=Arial]- Jeremy Clarkson[/FONT]

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        • #5
          Cheers Peter, just the sort of knowledge I was looking for.

          Canít wait to get out there, one week to go!!
          Last edited by ScottM76; 08-06-2019, 06:12 PM.

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          • #6
            2062km vs 705km over the same time period, sounds like fun to me
            Prado 150 V6 2010 Kakadu, Factory towbar, GME TX3420, P3 Brake Controller, ABR Battery tray, D34 Optima battery (Drivers side), Fullriver AGM 100Ah, Rear Anderson plug, Rear internal power outlets, Baintech rear battery monitor, Kaymar Wheel on Door bracket, GME UHF Antenna, Sand Grabba mats

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            • #7
              Oodnadata to Birdsville was a leisurely 5 days for my crossing
              "S[FONT=Arial]ure itís quiet, for a diesel. But thatís like being well-behavedÖ for a murderer."[/FONT] [FONT=Arial]- Jeremy Clarkson[/FONT]

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GEEEXL View Post
                Dont own a petrol but you need to keep in mind you cant use all of your 180l tank(s)

                you have a reserve in each tank of 10l I guess ?? Which you cant use

                A 120 owner would be able to give more accurate info

                G
                Incorrect. You can use down to around 1 litre left in a 120 Petrol. Done it a few times.

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                • #9
                  6th time ive been wrong this week and its only Tuesday

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                  • #10
                    Back in 2003 I did the Rig Road in my 90 series V6. The distance between Birdsville and Mount Dare was 779 km. I had 1/4 in main tank and 1/4 in sub tank left. That means I had used about 120 litres meaning about 15.3 litres per 100 km. Very loaded up as well.
                    Michael and Kelly

                    [SIZE=1]1999 Prado Snowy 3.4L petrol, Ultimate Suspension 50mm lift (2013)[/SIZE][SIZE=1], BFG A/T, bull bar, winch, Twine hot water shower, home made rear drawers, Shippshape car top tent, UHF radio, tablet GPS & Navman GPS (both running OziExplorer)[/SIZE][SIZE=1], Spot 1, solar panel, second battery, inverter, Engel fridge and more[/SIZE]

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                    • #11
                      Thats some crazy , mileage K&M. some people dont get that on the bitumen. . I for one dont get that mileage at the pub!
                      But that is my mileage around town. I just fit headers and im interested to see if that helps a bit or not .

                      As fuels consumption is based on many factors the best we can do is provide the best circumstances . Help the vehicle with what you can ,like, aerodynamics, good plugs , good strong air flow from your air filter to shove down that chamber to create as much combustion possible . Ive have always wondered about the the air filters . the original material one cleaned vs the replacement paper ones .They are cheap but seem to work ok. Not sure what is best in the dessert in this area.

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                      • #12
                        Once apon a time kinda fuel figures outa a 90 series

                        "one time at band camp"

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