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Old 07-13-2013, 04:21 AM
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would that tone have anything to do with the turbo?
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:35 AM
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Day 7: And now I see why God rested on the 7th day. Even he couldn't be bothered with Coober Pedy. I am sure God created Coober Pedy for the Alice folk, so we can appreciate where we live.

Left Port Augusta at about 8:30 about an hour out it started to rain, within another hour in was raining hard. This did not let up until about 150kms from Coober. Made for a very pleasant drive with no sun, but with windshield wipers on max doing 110 for 2 hours I was glad it finally eased up.

Today's fuel economy was higher at 8.5L/100kms not sure if this has anything to do with atmospheric conditions as for most part the road was flat?

Arrived in Coober at about 2pm booked in to The Mud Hut (one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed in).

Had pizza for dinner, time to chill out before one more final drive home and Baa Baaa can have a well earned rest and a much deserved sheep dip at the local car wash.

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Old 07-13-2013, 05:38 AM
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Day 7: And now I see why God rested on the 7th day. Even he couldn't be bothered with Coober Pedy. I am sure God created Coober Pedy for the Alice folk, so we can appreciate where we live.

Left Port Augusta at about 8:30 about an hour out it started to rain, within another hour in was raining hard. This did not let up until about 150kms from Coober. Made for a very pleasant drive with no sun, but with windshield wipers on max doing 110 for 2 hours I was glad it finally eased up.

Today's fuel economy was higher at 8.5L/100kms not sure if this has anything to do with atmospheric conditions as for most part the road was flat?

Arrived in Coober at about 2pm booked in to The Mud Hut (one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed in).

Had pizza for dinner, time to chill out before one more final drive home and Baa Baaa can have a well earned rest and a much deserved sheep dip at the local car wash.

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Almost home hey! We are going to miss this blog when you get home.

As a matter of interest a wet runway creates drag on an aircraft on takeoff, so stands to reason it would affect a vehicle as well, this would explain your slightly higher fuel use. My 02 Nissan Patrol diesel can't get better than 10L/100k.
Have a safe trip home tomorrow.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:44 AM
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Almost home hey! We are going to miss this blog when you get home.

As a matter of interest a wet runway creates drag on an aircraft on takeoff, so stands to reason it would affect a vehicle as well, this would explain your slightly higher fuel use. My 02 Nissan Patrol diesel can't get better than 10L/100k.
Have a safe trip home tomorrow.
Thanks Gforce, glad you enjoyed it. Wish it was a little more exciting, but of course excitement is not always good news. tomorrow night when Baa Baaa is all tucked away safe and sound I will write up a synopsis of the trip.
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Day 7: And now I see why God rested on the 7th day. Even he couldn't be bothered with Coober Pedy. I am sure God created Coober Pedy for the Alice folk, so we can appreciate where we live.

Left Port Augusta at about 8:30 about an hour out it started to rain, within another hour in was raining hard. This did not let up until about 150kms from Coober. Made for a very pleasant drive with no sun, but with windshield wipers on max doing 110 for 2 hours I was glad it finally eased up.

Today's fuel economy was higher at 8.5L/100kms not sure if this has anything to do with atmospheric conditions as for most part the road was flat?

Arrived in Coober at about 2pm booked in to The Mud Hut (one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed in).

Had pizza for dinner, time to chill out before one more final drive home and Baa Baaa can have a well earned rest and a much deserved sheep dip at the local car wash.

Auscop
I have wondered about car washes. I paid for that nano paint protection and was told just to wash with water and soft cloth/chamois. Are you not worried that the soap or course brushes or water jets may affect your polished finish? Would not want scuff marks etc.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:13 AM
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I have wondered about car washes. I paid for that nano paint protection and was told just to wash with water and soft cloth/chamois. Are you not worried that the soap or course brushes or water jets may affect your polished finish? Would not want scuff marks etc.
Hi Webber. It cleaned mine with the Gerni when we got home today. Needed to get rid of the mud underneath. Still finding the right way to dry it. I need to grow another 2 feet to get to the roof.
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I have wondered about car washes. I paid for that nano paint protection and was told just to wash with water and soft cloth/chamois. Are you not worried that the soap or course brushes or water jets may affect your polished finish? Would not want scuff marks etc.
Hi Webber, I always use the manual washes, so there worst thing that may touch my car is a very soft soap brush, don't have any paint protection. I personally think if you start to worry about car washes then it would be best to keep the Jeep in the garage. driving past a truck or parking in a car park will cause more damage.
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Made for a very pleasant drive with no sun, but with windshield wipers on max doing 110 for 2 hours I was glad it finally eased up.
As discussed in the general Aus thread, get Rain-X. If it is proper rain, no wipers needed above 70-89kmh, it just flies off, even in crazy hail.

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Today's fuel economy was higher at 8.5L/100kms not sure if this has anything to do with atmospheric conditions as for most part the road was flat?
The atmospheric conditions would actually make the car perform better. The colder the air the denser it is = more oxygen to burn = higher performance.
However all that extra drag as your car fights wind, and the energy needed to dissipate the water would more than counter that.
Your tyres are working very hard to clear that water.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:49 AM
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As discussed in the general Aus thread, get Rain-X. If it is proper rain, no wipers needed above 70-89kmh, it just flies off, even in crazy hail.

The atmospheric conditions would actually make the car perform better. The colder the air the denser it is = more oxygen to burn = higher performance.
However all that extra drag as your car fights wind, and the energy needed to dissipate the water would more than counter that.
Your tyres are working very hard to clear that water.
As for the Rain-X, yep I read that, sounds interesting but since in Alice it ALMOST rains less days a year than I get pokes then I am not sure it is worth the bother.

Never knew that info about oxygen, etc. I guess in general in Alice my economy will suck then. Should be a clear day tomorrow will be interesting to see how it performs.
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Auscop, how could you not like this pretty township?


But tomorrow, this will be the golden gate to pass onto freedom




Until.... Finally..... Back to work.

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Old 07-13-2013, 06:58 AM
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Auscop, how could you not like this pretty township?


But tomorrow, this will be the golden gate to pass onto freedom



Until.... Finally..... Back to work.
You know a place is... Different when tourist buses should detour pass the only house that had a lawn... That was a few years ago so chances are that lawn is dead too.

As for the Alice well... Just been there too long. Saw many places I could retire on the way home. Anywhere from Tumut to Wagga Wagga to the Clare looked fine to me...

And as for work, I work 30kms from town... I would post a photo but not allowed to.
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