Date registered: Jan 2005
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The first time I had it happen was on a 2.6...we have these little (for lack of a better term) sand spiders who love to build their nests in little holes...I have had them plug up all the pin holes for the branches on my artificial christmas tree, plug the carb fuel port on my weed wacker, and one lawn mower...so I assume they got the gas cap too...Had it happen twice over the years.
I never paid much attention previously, but had always thought that there was a little puff of pressure when releasing the gas cap...then stalled by the side of the road...as you describe....I released the gas cap and heard a vaccuum hiss...fortunately I was a block from a parts store, and they had a merecedes compatible cap...et voila....