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Optima Date Code Help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Hossbaby50, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I need to know how to read an Optima Redtop date code. The code is:

    J14F

    Thanks
    Harley
     
  2. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Call interstate battery and ask them. They will tell you how to read it, at least they did for me some time ago. But I didn't write it down. sorry!
     
  3. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    usually the date code is only a letter and number, the letter designates the month and the letter the year. For instance a J2 would be (J)=October, (2)=2002

    You do however have to be realisitic about the year portion of the code though. The J2 would highly unlikely be October of 1992.
     
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    dito..

    however when you munch a hole in the side of the battery or a fan attacks it it becomes hard to read it..or if the battery completly falls out and you run it over while rolling forward /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    lifes little adventures /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
  5. Executioner

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    Optima also uses the bar code............
    first # year last digit of year
    next 3 # day of year
    ex. 32110875644 3= 2003 211= jun 23
    Shortly after Sept.2002 red tops are three year free
    replacement warrentee
    good luck
     

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