Originally Posted by Melani
Its an eye opener for me and makes me feel less ready to take on the wide oceans.
Put a check on that feeling for now. This particular model engine
has a history
of beeping because the computer gets confused with the alternator
. There is actually nothing wrong except the beeping. Volvo
engineers and many good mechanics have not figured it out completely. Sometimes it is solved
by a new computer (expensive), sometimes by a new control panel
(expensive), sometimes by moving the sense wire or cleaning
up a ground connection (cheap).
But don't use this as a vehicle for feeling less ready - there will be lots of real ones of those to come yet
I haven't gotten through them all yet...