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Ford Engine Age Tables

The data used for these tables has been collated with the help of other kit car owners passing details of their engine age identifiers and dates of manufacture to me. From this information, I noticed patterns in the data and was able to complete the tables below. I believe the information to be correct, but cannot provide any guarantee of accuracy. If there are any errors with this information, please let me know.

For SVA purposes, you will require written proof of the date of engine manufacture. To obtain this, either send a letter or a fax, including the engine type and engine number to the Ford Technical Information Centre at the following address:

Technical Information Centre
Ford Motor Company
PO Box 300
Walsall
WS5 4QH

Fax: 01922 725 266

To find the age of your engine, you will require the engine number. This is of the form LL NNNNN where LL are two alphabetical letters and NNNNN are five numbers. Look up the letters in the tables below to find the date of manufacture.

Please note that it is possible that a letter combination can indicate more than one date. For example SL gives a manufacturing date of either September 1976 or May 1995. From the type of engine, you can quite easily work out which date is correct. In this case, the SL identifier came from a 2.0 Zetec engine, so the date of manufacture was May 1995.

1970 - 1979

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1970KLKYKSKTKJKUKMKPKBKRKAKG
1971LCLKLDLELLLYLSLTLJLULMLP
1972MBMRMAMGMCMKMDMEMLMYMSMT
1973NJNUNMNPNBNRNANGNCNKNDNE
1974PLPYPSPTPJPUPMPPPBPRPAPG
1975RCRKRDRERLRYRSRTRJRURMRP
1976SBSRSASGSCSKSDSESLSYSSST
1977TJTUTMTPTBTRTATGTCTKTDTE
1978ULUYUSUTUJUUUMUPUBURUAUG
1979WCWKWDWEWLWYWSWTWJWUWMWP

1980 - 1989

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1980ABARAAAGACAKADAEALAYASAT
1981BJBUBMBPBBBRBABGBCBKBDBE
1982CLCYCSCTCJCUCMCPCBCRCACG
1983DCDKDDDEDLDYDSDTDJDUDMDP
1984EBEREAEGECEKEDEEELEYESET
1985FJFUFMFPFBFRFAFGFCFKFDFE
1986GLGYGSGTGJGUGMGPGBGRGAGG
1987HCHKHDHEHLHYHSHTHJHUHMHP
1988JBJRJAJGJCJKJDJEJLJYJSJT
1989KJKUKMKPKBKRKAKGKCKKKDKE

1990 - July 1995

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1990LLLYLSLTLJLULMLPLBLRLALG
1991MCMKMDMEMLMYMSMTMJMUMMMP
1992NBNRNANGNCNKNDNENLNYNSNT
1993PJPUPMPPPBPRPAPGPCPKPDPE
1994RLRYRSRTRJRURMRPRBRRRARG
1995SCSKSDSESLSYSS     

August 1995 - 1999

If you find that your engine was manufactured on or after 1st August 1995, due to changes in the emissions regulations, you will need to fit a closed loop ignition system with a catalytic converter in order to pass SVA emissions tests.

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995       STSJSUSMSP
1996TBTRTATGTCTKTDTETLTYTSTT
1997VJVUVMVPVBVRVAVGVCVKVDVE
1998WLWYWSWTWJWUWMWPWBWRWAWG
1999XCXKXDXEXLXYXSXTXJXUXMXP

2000 - 2009

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2000YBYRYAYGYCYKYDYEYLYYYSYT
20011J1U1M1P1B1R1A1G1C1K1D1E
20022L2Y2S2T2J2U2M2P2B2R2A2G
20033C3K3D3E3L3Y3S3T3J3U3M3P
20044B4R4A4G4C4K4D4E4L4Y4S4T
20055J5U5M5P5B5R5A5G5C5K5D5E
20066L6Y6S6T6J6U6M6P6B6R6A6G
20077C7K7D7E7L7Y7S7T7J7U7M7P
20088B8R8A8G8C8K8D8E8L8Y8S8T
20099J9U9M9P9B9R9A9G9C9K9D9E

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