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.

Family day

February 17th, 2018

Early morning we headed for Oslo, all five going to the cinema to watch

And afterwards pizza at Peppes, the creme de la creme according to the kids.

This picture is from the construction site for the renovation of parliament, known mostly for its huge cost overrun.

Best selfie

February 17th, 2018

"phone, camera, switch camera...ops..."


February 17th, 2018

Saturday a week ago at Valfjället together with Jon Jens and the kids. Picture from the lift all the way to the top. This lift has actually not been open since 2011, but finally it is enough snow!

Nice view

February 17th, 2018

Doing cleanup of all the pictures on my phone, this one taken on the 21'st of January at home. Nice weather that day

"Stop the crane!"

February 16th, 2018

Ok, I know it is not "crane", but tap, faucet etc, etc. But "stop the crane" sounds more fun. Anyhow, its not a "stop tap", since it lacks a hyphen, but "stop the tap". Is it running away?

Blog down, now up again

February 16th, 2018

My blog had issues today, turned out that my hosting provider had upgraded PHP and that my blog did apparantly not support that version. But I could downgrade the version for my domain on the fly via the admin console. So I did, and voila, all fine again.

Remembering the snow #2

February 14th, 2018

Came home from work yesterday realizing that I was not able to see the window on our out building "Brygger'n" due to the snowbank in front of it. Read yesterday that it had not been this much snow since winter games ever!

Oh, the irony ...

February 14th, 2018

Sold at "Coolstuff"...,

Using Google translate since I'm lazy

Golf, just above the cheesedoodles and just under smoking heroin on the list of addictive things. For the embedded golfer there is no reason that could not be better with some golf involved. A rainy day sunday morning around half past seven? Golf. Late night in November? Golf (with headlamp). Sister's wedding day ... yes, you see. Every second is a good second to work out on putter. But there are occasions where even the most fanatical golfer must stop and sit down. Or maybe you should say there existed. We have - as the name of this product clearly shows - solved that problem now.

Now you can spend the maximum time and fine-tune your pit on time and expire while doing other necessary needs.

Larry is online!!

January 25th, 2018

Remember Larry?