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high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« on: May 04, 2012, 04:26:05 PM »
has anyone upgraded to a high output alternator for the Volvo penta MD11c? Any tips and what they used would be helpful. I am considering a balmar High Output and need any help that is available.

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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 12:06:29 PM »
rbrtfeld - I know this post is many years old but I now find myself in the same position with an MD11C. I'm re-doing much of the electrical and in disconnecting the alternator I found all the connection posts completely corroded from years of neglect from the PO. Do you mind sharing what route you went and any difficulties you ran into?

Much appreciated,
Brent

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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 01:25:15 AM »
I got a 100 amp from RO water in the San Diego area. They were great to work with and knew exactly what I needed for the MD11. Here is the link
http://cruiserowaterandpower.com/High_Output_Alternators.html

I would recommend that you research as much as you can before you make decisions on your final choices. Good luck and fair winds

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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 12:06:21 PM »
I have an MD11c in my garage which came out of my boat earlier this year. Fresh water parts to include the alternator.

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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 11:43:31 PM »
Bill do you still have that MD11C laying around? Im looking for a discontinued part that retains the cable which attached to choke
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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 10:33:41 AM »
Still have it. Got a picture of what you need?

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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 05:27:00 PM »
Thanks! Let me find a blown-up schematic of the engine and I will highlight the part.
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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2019, 05:47:47 PM »
Bill I need part number 39 (cable lock) for the engine choke in the attached .pdf hopefully you have these parts as my volvo supplier is telling me its out of production.
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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 04:44:58 PM »
That is the throttle. Mine was a cable off other end that went to Edson pedestal. Yours looks like a back up cable going the other direction. My choke is the red button you push down to start. Piece you look to replace is similar to a cable extender I bought for my 73 VW Beetle. Empi part but guess any good part store will have it.

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Re: high output alternator for volvo-penta md11c
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2019, 10:10:12 AM »
Bill,
Do you have the Tach sender unit that is mounted on the starboard side of the MD11C?
It's near the oil dipstick.
I could use one, the sender is out of production

Thanks

BobG