AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
You should be parking in gear anyway, so yes leave the handbrake off.
It won't roll anywhere if it is in 1st gear.
Antifreeze as mentioned, but also the screen washers, make sure there is a good strong solution in there too.
If you leave the battery in, expect it to need a full charge before starting again.
If you remove the battery, don't leave it on charge unattended.
Don't have someone start it. That just builds up even more condensation and will flatted the battery even more.
As said, 8-weeks is not that long.
But don't fill the tank with Diesel before you leave. Run it down as normal and get fresh when you get back.
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