45 HP 4 CYL Mercury Serial # 0C132444 leaky top carb
I am posting here because I don't know where else to turn. I have a Mercury outboard serial # 0C132444 with a leaky top carburetor. My problem is that I am unable to remove the carburetor because the nuts that are holding the carb in place do not budge. The nut is beginning to round off. I suspect that some thread seal may have been used to bolt the carb in place. I've never had such trouble with even getting at a carburetor. Any suggestions as to what I should do going forward with removing these stubborns nuts?
I've heard that a heat gun will loosen the thread seal. I'm thinking a torch would be more precise. I do not currently own a torch and would like some feedback and suggestions before I run out and spend my money on one. I'm am very frustrated with the situation, I am certain that if I could just get the carburetor off I will be able to fix my leaking problem.
Thank you in advance.