i've just removed the front strut in order to replace the upper mount.
in haynes and other sources it's said to use new top nuts, the thing is i don't have such nuts and they can't be found where i live.
is it really essential?
and how do you torque it up? my strut has a groove at the edge, not a hole for an allen key, so even a flare socket won't help here and i'll have to tighten it up just with a ring spanner.