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Discovery 4 - Park up query

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Hi. Going overseas and leaving the disco (diesel) parked in the garage for a couple of months. Anything I special I should do or should it be ok? Sorry if a bonehead question. Ta. 

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Its a relatively short period really, ..... just leave the battery connected to one of the modern style 'intelligent' battery chargers, I have two and the Lidl one (£12.99) works as well as the Halfords one which was £60, And maybe a dose of redex in the diesel.

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Might be worth leaving the hand brake off, if it's safe to do so, to stop it binding on.

Griff

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I don't think you can leave the infernal electric brake 'off' - another backward step. Personally I'd disconnect the battery, but depending on whether your insurance requires the alarm set that could be a problem. Not really an issue here!

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No issues that I know to leave the handbrake off and I've done it by accident a few times! Not sure about disconnecting the battery on the D4 - I think that it can cause some issues with the electrickery but not certain. Thanks a lot for the input. 

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OK ... I don't own one but on the old vehicles they used to engage the handbrake automatically when you switched the ignition off as far as I recall (either that or when you take the key out). If they have done away with that it would be a good thing!

 

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On 8/30/2019 at 10:46 AM, BogMonster said:

OK ... I don't own one but on the old vehicles they used to engage the handbrake automatically when you switched the ignition off as far as I recall (either that or when you take the key out). If they have done away with that it would be a good thing!

Depends on the gearbox, manual box auto set the handbrake, auto box manual set the handbrake. Thats not at all confusing!

 

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Avon branded smart charger at Rimmer Bros. this week £30 btw

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