Before buying, double-check which socket you need... I only guessed at the size. A 3" extension may work instead of a deep socket. Crawl under to assess what you need.
If you have a 1-1/16" socket, it may work, albeit a little tighter (1.0625" versus 1.0630" for the 27mm).
It's good form to turn the engine in the direction of rotation, though in the grand scheme of things, I don't think it really matters if you turn it in the other direction.
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