View Full Version : 57 Volvo Penta popping 60amp breaker on engine

07-31-2006, 01:53 PM
"The engine strats and runs fine. After running a short time the breaker pops, engine continues to run. When I shut off the engine will not start again until breaker is reset. also volt meter on dash show charging over 18volts... Any ideas on what can be wrong & could both item be releated??????????"

El Pescador
07-31-2006, 02:54 PM
It sounds like the alternator voltage regulator is either defective or its base is not making a good ground.

07-31-2006, 06:42 PM
18 volts! Yikes! Your battery will be toast if that continues.


08-10-2006, 03:35 AM
"Apart from "cooking" (evaporating all electrolyte) your battery, you are also at risk frying all your electronic equipment onboard.
Waiting any longer in detecting the fault can turn into a VERY expensive experience...

Take off the alternator, go to "any" reputable shop that repairs generators, alternators, and starters and have them test it. If it is the voltage regulator, a new one is easy and quick to install!"