Ice art

March 18th, 2018

The wheel of the bus driving us home from Norefjell today

Weekend at Norefjell

March 18th, 2018

Along with my colleagues from KLP we headed for Norefjell on Friday to spend the weekend there for leisure activites (and some work related). Anyhow, what a weekend, here the view from the top down towards Noresund

And this a rather crappy picture I must admit, my colleague Sindre checking his cell phone while my other colleague Anders taking a picture of me. But, way back in the distance, we saw Gaustadtoppen, almost 70km in the distance.

Sunday morning, about 20 minutes before the lifts opened I started walking the first one. So I was completly alone on the second lift, and got to be the first one going down, really made my day.

No one behind

Had a lot of fun with my new pair of skis. Head Shape 3.0, bought them because I needed a pair to use when skiing together with the kids. Not advanced in any way, but boy did I have a lot of fun with them, even offpiste was fun after a while when starting to feel comfortable with them.

A snowy day

March 13th, 2018

Got up at half past five, looked out the window and decided not to go out and plow snow. Then opened the door at half past six and concluded the same, but while heading out to catch the bus I decided that I needed to plow snow. So therefore I had to catch the next bus. Then when waiting for the bus, the snow plow passed

. A couple of hundred meters afterwards, the plow met a truck from abroad. He was a bit scared, so he stopped and turned on the hazard lights.

A hot tip - drive in the middle of the road

And in the evening I had to rescue my neighbour and his MF 135

And the lunch is free

March 12th, 2018

There is such a thing as a free lunch...I get to ride the bus for free! 30 minutes of pure fun

Vestreng Skipark

March 3rd, 2018

Tooling is half the job, and if I can use the tractor - i do it. And the pipe was actually a bit heavy

All done - the grand opening of Vestreng Skipark - the kids are having fun

Rail pipe

March 3rd, 2018

Yesterday down at Wavin our neighbour Ole-Kristian loading pipes that #1 will use for railing with his skis.

Weather pictures - Snow

March 3rd, 2018

Better take some pictures in order to remember this winter. If not totally mistaken, it has now been this amount of snow since 1994.

Oh, what a not so beatiful morning

February 26th, 2018

About to drive #3 to the kinder garten when noticing the side window on the car being shattered. Most likely there has been some tension in the glass, and when the webasto has started blowing hot air on it, while -23 outside ... it did break.

Replacing the feed pump on a Valmet 865S-4

February 24th, 2018

Thomas, my neighbour, helping me out replacing the old feed pump with a new one. The front loader does not make it easier, but luckily it was possible to reach all without removing it (which would have been impossible since the tractor did not start)

We gave it a try earlier this week, but immediately the new one did not seem to be able to fit. The new one has five screw holes, whereas the old one have only two. The new one also has a rubber gasket, which at first glance did not seem to cover the hole in the engine block. Also the fitting for the fuel pipes are pointed differently.

So the day after I did call both Økonomideler and Akershus Traktor, and both confirmed that the new one should be able to fit. And it does, but we had to bend the fuel pipe from the pump to the filter in both ends. Having done that, all fitted fine. We bleed the fuel system and the tractor started without issues. It did stop once, but hopefully that was just some which was stuck in the system. After that, it has now been running fine.

Tractor outage

February 19th, 2018

Yesterday I did notice once that my Valmet 865 was a bit difficult to start, I had to hold the key quite long for it to start. Had never happended before, so did immediately call my farmer mentor Kåre, but he could not provide a clear answer other than check the fuel system. But, since it was running fine I was hoping that it was just a single event and that all was fine. But later in the evening when going out to clear the road, after about 10 minutes of hard work (hard for the tractor, not me off course) it suddenly died. I just had to forget about getting it started. Luckily both the front loader and the snow plow as lifted. So my neigbour Thomas to the rescue, he pulled the tractor back home to the barn

Luckily he is also a car mechanic so he helped me figure out what the most likely cause is. When bleeding the fuel system he noticed that it was air in it, but we did not immediately understand why. The tractor did actually start once after bleeding it the first time, but then it stopped again when I lifted the gas pedal. When he did some more thorough investigation he found out that the feed pump leaked some air and also did not respond well when pumping. That is, it should provide some more resistance along with the fact that it is clearly sweatting diesel along with air bubbles coming out around it when we did use it manually. And when opening the fuel pipe on the injection pump almost no diesel did flow when holding the key in starting postition. So the most likely cause is a broken feed pump. New one is soon to be on its way, along with new diesel filters. Hopefully it will start without issues once it has been replaced.