Ok so this isn't a boat question but a has to do with my diesel
tractor. This will be the second time that I have had to scrape all the rust from under the battery
because it is boiling over. Last time I had to replace the radiator as well. Thinking it was a problem with the alternator/regulator I brought it in to be tested at a reputable shop. The alternator
tested out fine. The shop says it is putting out 14.2 volts. I'm seeing 14.6 volts. At any RPM
. So yes it is regulating but is that too high a voltage? I have let it run for maybe 30 minutes and the alternator
started at 6.7 amps and now is down to 5.7 amps. Does anyone know what voltage/amperage a battery
needs to get to before it boils over? Is this too high a voltage to run the tractor? It has a single
lead battery. I don't know the amphours but can look it up easy if it will help.