Lister 5/1 Diesel

Injection Equipment Information

CAV Date Coding Letters

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Original Table by Andy Selfe, South Africa

The original method of marking equipment by stamping a two-letter code was revised in 1959, and the lettering restarted at NA.
Note that in early 1967, a small batch of equipment was stamped with the letter 'I' in the date code,
which does not appear at all in the 1959 to 1982 batch otherwise, neither does the letter 'Q'.

Letter pairs highlighted in RED are those which have checked out at least in years if not in months to an engine manufacturing date.

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Early System - To Be verified as Accurate

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
1935 BB CB DB EB FB GB HB JB KB LB MB NB
1936 BC CC DC EC FC GC HC JC KC LC MC NC
1937 BD CD DD ED FD GD HD JD KD LD MD ND
1938 BE CE DE EE FE GE HE JE KE LE ME NE
1939 BF CF DF EF FF GF HF JF KF LF MF NF
1940 BG CG DG EG FG GG HG JG KG LG MG NG
1941 BH CH DH EH FH GH HH JH KH LH MH NH
1942 BI CI DI EI FI GI HI JI KI LI MI NI
1943 BJ CJ DJ EJ FJ GJ HJ JJ KJ LJ MJ NJ
1944 BK CK DK EK FK GK HK JK KK LK MK NK
1945 BL CL DL EL FL GL HL JL KL LL ML NL
1946 BM CM DM EM FM GM HM JM KM LM MM NM
1947 BN CN DN EN FN GN HN JN KN LN MN NN
1948 BO CO DO EO FO GO HO JO KO LO MO NO
1949 BP CP DP EP FP GP HP JP KP LP MP NP
1950 BR CR DR ER FR GR HR JR KR LR MR NR
1951 BS CS DS ES FS GS HS JS KS LS MS NS
1952 BT CT DT ET FT GT HT JT KT LT MT NT
1953 BU CU DU EU FU GU HU JU KU LU MU NU
1954 BV CV DV EV FV GV HV JV KV LV MV NV
1955 BW CW DW EW FW GW HW JW KW LW MW NW
1956 BX CX DX EX FX GX HX JX KX LX MX NX
1957 BY CY DY EY FY GY HY JY KY LY MY NY
1958 BZ CX DZ EZ FZ GZ HZ JZ KZ LZ MZ NZ

New System Introduced - Known to be Accurate

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
1959 NA OA PA RA SA TA UA VA WA XA YA ZA
1960 NB OB PB RB SB TB UB VB WB XB YB ZB
1961 NC OC PC RC SC TC UC VC WC XC YC ZC
1962 ND OD PD RD SD TD UD VD WD XD YD ZD
1963 NE OE PE RE SE TE UE VE WE XE YE ZE
1964 NF OF PF RF SF TF UF VF WF XF YF ZF
1965 NG OG PG RG SG TG UG VG WG WG YG ZG
1966 NH OH PH RH SH TH UH VH WH XH YH ZH
1967 NJ OJ PJ RJ SJ TJ UJ VJ WJ XJ YJ ZJ
1968 NK OK PK RK SK TK UK VK WK XK YK ZK
1969 NL OL PL RL SL TL UL VL WL XL YL ZL
1970 NM OM PM RM SM TM UM VM WM XM YM ZM
1971 NN ON PN RN SN TN UN VN WN XN YN ZN
1972 NO OO PO RO SO TO UO VO WO XO YO ZO
1973 NP OP PP RP SP TP UP VP WP XP YP ZP
1974 NR OR PR RR SR TR UR VR WR XR YR ZR
1975 NS OS PS RS SS TS US VS WS XS YS ZS
1976 NT OT PT RT ST TT UT VT WT XT YT ZT
1977 NU OU PU RU SU TU UU VU WU XU YU ZU
1978 NV OV PV RV SV TV UV VV WV XV YV ZV
1979 NW OW PW RW SW TW UW VW WW XW YW ZW
1980 NX OX PX RX SX TX UX VX WX XX YX ZX
1981 NY OY PY RY SY TY UY VY WY XY YY ZY
1982 NZ OZ PZ RZ SZ TZ UZ VZ WZ XZ YZ ZZ

Latest System

Year January February March April May June July August September October November December
1983 AA BA CA DA EA FA GA HA JA KA LA MA
1984 AB BB CB DB EB FB GB HB JB KB LB MB
1985 AC BC CC DC EC FC GC HC JC KC LC MC
1986 AD BD CD DD ED FD GD HD JD KD LD MD
1987 AE BE CE DE EE FE GE HE JE KE LE ME
1988 AF BF CF DF EF FF GF HF JF KF LF MF
1989 AG BG CG DG EG FG GG HG JG KG LG MG
1990 AH BH CH DH EH FH GH HH JH KH LH MH
1991 AJ BJ CJ DJ EJ FJ GJ HJ JJ KJ LJ MJ
1992 AK BK CK DK EK FK GK HK JK KK LK MK
1993 AL BL CL DL EL FL GL HL JL KL LL ML
1994 AM BM CM DM EM FM GM HM JM KM LM MM
1995 AN BN CN DN EN FN GN HN JN KN LN MN
1996 AO BO CO DO EO FO GO HO JO KO LO MO
1997 AP BP CP DP EP FP GP HP JP KP LP MP
1998 AR BR CR DR ER FR GR HR JR KR LR MR
1999 AS BS CS DS ES FS GS HS JS KS LS MS
2000 AT BT CT DT ET FT GT HT JT KT LT MT
2001 AU BU CU DU EU FU GU HU JU KU LU MU
2002 AV BV CV DV EV FV GV HV JV KV LV MV
2003 AW BW CW DW EW FW GW HW JW KW LW MW
2004 AX BX CX DX EX FX GX HX JX KX LX MX
2005 AY BY CY DY EY FY GY HY JY KY LY MY
2006 AZ BZ CZ DZ EZ FZ GZ HZ JZ KZ LZ MZ


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