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There has been a service bulletin for that type of concern. Here is what it states.
Subject: SES Light and P0300 When Towing, Cruising Uphill or on hard Acceleration - kw 4.3, 5.0, 5.7 accelerate cruise cylinderhead DTC L30, L31, L35, LF6, LU3, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307 P0308 # XXXXX - (07/23/2004)
The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom described in the PI.
The vehicle may exhibit a SES Light due to a P0300 and misfire. If the misfire is related to the information below, it will typically happen while cruising uphill, pulling a trailer or on hard acceleration and then stop misfiring shortly after returning to an idle. Typically, cylinders 3, 4, 5 or 6 will be the ones to experience this.
If the P0300 SI diagnostics did not isolate a concern, the following may help:
Remove the valve cover, valve springs and valve seals on the effected cylinder or cylinders. A small wire tie or rubber bands can be placed in the valve stem keeper groove to prevent the valve from falling into the cylinder. Rotate the valve while moving it up and down in the guide to see if it binds. If a binding valve is found, remove both cylinder heads and use either of the following methods to increase the stem to guide clearance:
Reassemble the cylinder heads using new valve seals.
Does the service bulletin obligate the manufacturer to research and repair the issue?
Does the service bulletin obligate the manufacturer to research and repair the issue? I changed the fuel pump 2 years ago, had the intake manifold gasket and 02 censors changed about 4 years ago... Did the service bulletin provide any insight into what needs to be replaced?