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Stuffing box problems

My stuffing box is dripping at a rate of about two drops per second. When not running that is. Itís quite a lot more than before I started on this trip, about 100 engine hours ago. I tightened the packing as far as it would go but it made no difference. I probably need to replace the packing but now I canít loose the nut
The PO used Equalseal 100% GFO packing in 1/4Ē size.
The stuffing box looks like brass, with some oxidation on the surface.
How urgent is the repair or repacking? What stuff can I use to loosen the nut?

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