President: Team Full Chat
They are *stuck*. I've tried heat gun, blow torch (yes), razor, dead blow hammer on top of carbs (black cap) to dislodge it/shock it free, silicone lube, and pulling like it's Excalibur. Nothing.
No more progress than before. At this point, I'm about to take the blow torch to it and *really* set it on fire. Just melt the whole stuff off. It's obnoxious. These will have to be replaced at this point. Just trying to minimize the damage to other parts. I've accidentally broken some plastic pieces because they got in the way while trying to pull these off and they just snapped apart.
I've spent like 2-3 hours trying to get these off.
I'd just cut all the metal ties and strip the rubber down but I have so little clearance for such maneuvers that I can't. Barely can get the blow torch under the carbs to heat the rubber up. Heat gun doesn't work well enough. (too slow and not concentrated)