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April/May 2016 Tour Summary

 

Interesting Data

Started Tour, Halls Creek W.A. – 27th April at 8:31 am
Finished Tour, "Gunbarrel Laager" Wiluna W.A. – 24th May at 3:09 pm
Kilometres = 2,646.3 kms
Engine Hours = 101.3
Number of travel days = 26
Average daily engine time = 3.90 hrs
Average daily distance travelled = 101.8 kms
Average speed (kms/hrs) = 26.12 kms/hr
Longest distance in a day = 225.5 kms
Shortest distance in a day = 48.7 kms
Longest driving time = 5.68 engine hours
Shortest driving time = 1.93 engine hours
Coldest Morning = 6.90 C at sunrise – 23rd May
Camps – Halls Creek & Gunbarrel Laager - all other camps were in the bush

Comparison of engine hours against vehicle odometer

      • 60 kms/hr average for 101.3 hrs = 6,078 kms
      • 75 kms/hr average for 101.3 hrs = 7,598 kms

Itinerary Distance Comparisons

• Halls Creek to Billiluna = 252.7 kms measured – 255 kms forecast
• Billiluna to Kunawarritji = 1,009.9 kms measured – approx’ 1,000 kms forecast
• Kunawarritji to Wiluna = 1,383.7 kms measured – approx’ 1,300 kms forecast
(The Parnngurr detour was a very late addition and the extra distance was not included in the itinerary.
As we were able to get fuel in Parnngurr it didn’t become a critical issue).

Tyre Troubles - only 1 - (see 2016 tyre report for more detail)

The problem was a tiny wooden sidewall stake. The tyre was repaired and put back on.

Vehicle Problems - (see 2016 vehicle problem report for more detail)

Jump started tourist vehicle at Wolfe Creek Crater
No electrical power in vehicle – loose battery earth cable
2nd battery system suspect – made a temporary cable bridge to use cranking battery
IFS CV boot split – wrapped & zipped tied, failed – eventually wrapped with tube
IFS CV failure – axle shaft removed – vehicle went to town for repair
Bash plates missing bolts – new bolts fitted
Cranking battery dead – jump started

Fuel Figures - for Land Rover Defender TD5, 130 Dual Cab - Steel Belted Radial 236/85R16

Fuel used = 365 Lts
Average fuel consumption = 13.81 Lts/100 - (7.24 kms/Lt)
Average fuel consumption by hour = 3.61 Lts/hr
Best daily fuel figure = 10.65 Lts/100kms – 24th May
Worst daily fuel figure = 17.06 Lts/100kms – 7th May

Fuel Results (as best as could be recorded at the time or from fuel sheets)

Vehicles Halls Ck to Billiluna Billiluna to Kunawarritji Kunawarritji to Parnngurr Parnngurr to Wiluna/Laager Total
200 Series 40.0 199 91    
Hilux ute 30.75 204 --------    
Toyota FJ 33.87 204 89    
Toyota Prado 35.10 229.7 104 181.4 550.2
Toyota FJ 40.65 234 103    
Defender 130 27.3 150 70.7 117.4 365.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mick Hutton & Connie Sue Beadell
Beadell Tours, July 2016

 

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