I spend a great deal of my spare time in the garage. Together with my son, Nathan (age 27) we buy and restore 1980 era Porsches. Nathan is the real mechanic in the family. I pretty much offer moral support and fetch tools.
Most people would tell you that these import cars are a nightmare to work on. We haven't found that to be the case. The mechanical design of these high-performance vehicles is pretty straight-forward. That is a hallmark of the German craftsman and engineers that have developed them. It is true, however that these engineers are extremely efficient with their use of space under the hood. Large engine, small chassis and very light-weight create an environment that is sometime complicated to work in.
We have learned that the best way to deal with this challenge is to own a complete collection socket accessories. Through the use of various extension bars, adapters and universal joints we can replicate the wrench configuration that was originally used to assemble the vehicle. Craftsman calls these tools accessories! I don't think that's right! The term accessary, to me, implies that it is a "nice extra" but not really necessary.
Take it from me, if you are going to perform much mechanical work on a 1983 Porsche 944, a complete set of socket accessories is NOT optional.
This is a nice extension bar, which goes cleanly onto my ratchet and smoothly accepts sockets on the other end. Unfortunately, like so many Craftsman tools these days, it is not made in the USA, and it lacks some features that you find on extensions from other brands that cost far more - like knurling on the female end to make it easier to spin the extension with your fingers.
need to replace the oil pressure sender of my suv and since it was deep behind the engine (between the engine and firewall), i need to extend my ratchet out and this 10" extension just made the job a lot easier..