How do I find engine manufacture date?
Each Champion Power Equipment engine has a serial number engraved into the side of the crank case — to the right of the recoil. The Date of Manufacture (DOM) indicator on pre-2011 Champion Power Equipment engines may be found within the engines serial number. You can decipher your DOM as follows:
First two digits = Year
Second two digits = Month
Example: 1008 = August 2010