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We've decided we'll take my Picasso out to Crete in Sept for 4 months - we've too big a load for the Note
( and yes, we'll be taking a kitchen sink as well as some astroturf !).As we'll be out there for 4 months, it'll mean the Note being laid up in our garage for that period.
Any suggestions, precautions etc. ?
Not sure I've got room in the garage to be able to get round both sides and raise it up on Axle stands
 

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Attach a trickle charger like an Optimate to the battery.
4 months is plenty long enough for the battery to go completely flat and be destroyed.

You could disconnect the battery as an alternative, but I doubt it it will work when you reconnect. No reason why it shouldn't but I wouldn't risk it.
 

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Hit a snag therealready:-( - no electricity in garage which is 30 foot away from the house!Looked at Solar trickle chargers, but they don't come with long enough leads (garage is a two car type, but the second half, where the windows are, is chock full of motorbikes and new kitchen furniture waiting to be installed; so access to the windows is a wee bit problematical).
I may have to just disconnect the battery and hope for the best.
Presumably ( apart from the code needed for the Connect system ) everything would be restored when we re-connect ?
 

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4 months is nothing, my MGB stands for 6 months in the garage, the only concession it gets is a dust sheet and a battery tender. Just needs a puff of air in the tyres and it is away again in the Spring.
 

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Err extend the leads from the solar panel and leave the battery in situ, after all it's only a 2 wire system. As for the tyres, extra psi will suffice.
 

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Are you supposed to leave the handbrake off and put a couple of bricks in front to stop it rolling away and to prevent the brake seizing on. Or does that only apply if the car is outside?
 

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leave the handbrake off, this prevents the shoes bonding to the drums due to moisture, if you can back off the disc pads that's good too. Wooden chocks with 45° angle are better than brick as they won't bite into the surface of the tyre.
 
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