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  1. Gen3 2.0L vs Gen2 2.0L

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    It seems like the Gen3 2.0L is a downgrade from 2019. Anyone else drive both and have any opinions? From the specs it seems like the 2019 is more powerful.
  2. How would my 2012 2.0L Soul do towing a 4x8 trailer through Colorado?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I'm moving from Kansas to California on Tuesday. How would my 2012 2.0L Soul do towing a 4x8 uhaul trailer? It's the smallest one I could find. I would be driving from Kansas to Colorado Springs to moab Utah, Vegas and then LA.
  3. Auto Transmission problem - 2010 Soul (!) 2.0L - CEL Error code p0755

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    This evening, I replaced the trans filter with an OE filter, cleaned the magnets and put a bead of RTV silicone around the pan and refilled using KIA SPIII. After replacing the fluid and buttoning everything together, I started the car and put my foot on the brake and shifted through the gears...
  4. Will overfilling the oil hurt my 2.0L engine?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody, I just bought a used 2010 Soul. It's in pretty good shape cosmetically, and everything mechanical checked out fine, too, except I noticed the oil on the dipstick is about 1/2" above the "Full" line. The oil looks pretty clean, and it isn't due for another oil service for about...
  5. Soul 2011, 2.0L, service repair manual?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Does anyone here have the Service Manual for a 2011 Soul, 2.0L engine? And is willing to share it? I have the 2012 SM (both engines), and although the body and suspension are identical, the engine and transmission are different. And the steering is electrical, not hydraulic. I see the 2011 for...
  6. Automatic Transmission Change 2.0L

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Have done some searching about DIY fluid changes on the 2.0L transmission and from what I see it requires more energy than I have, being in the senior cit zone. Coming up on 30K and being the recent second owner, I'd feel better going forward with clean fluid. Stopped at Kia Svc Dept today...
  7. New Member 2014 Soul engine failure

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I have a 2014 soul + with 104,000 miles on it. Long story short....had a ticking noise that seemed louder than usual. Took the car to the local mechanic when I also noticed CEL with Knock Sensor code. They said they couldn't do anything and I should take it to Kia.... Took it to the local...
  8. 3rd Soul Owner 2015 limited ed blue

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I’ve had a 2011!, 2013!, and a 2015 limited ed Blue. I’m from middle of nowhere west Texas.
  9. 2012 Kia Soul 2.0L 6Speed with upgraded sound system

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings everybody! I purchased my 2012 Soul in 2014 with 33,000mi. I was looking for something with a lot of interior space (moving tools/ materials/ moving to and from school), decent engine displacement, and an automatic with the option for gear selection. The Soul had everything I was...
  10. 2014 2.0L - Adding turbo?

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    To keep it short and sweet... is there any info on there regarding this? I would like some light reading if someone had done this on the site.
  11. Are there any other 2.0L engines that can replace 2.0L 14 Soul?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hello, I have a 2014 Kia Soul 2.0L and I am wondering if the base engine from another car uses the same motor??? How would I find this out? I cannot find any 2.0L Soul engines anywhere for the 14.
  12. Towing 1900 pound tear drop trailer with 2.0L

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have searched the forum and have found mixed opinions. If the trailer has brakes it seems this is doable but so much mixed information out there with one country saying 2400 pounds brakes, while some people here say they wouldn’t tow more than 1000 pounds with the soul. Also there is the tow...
  13. Drain Plug Orientation 2.0L

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hi all, Quick question. If I drive forward onto standard ramps for an oil change, is it better for training for the car to be tilting backward (ie., "nose up")? Not sure what is best given the 2.0's drain pan shape and plug placement. Thanks, - G.
  14. 2.0L Lower Intake Box

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Is there resonator after the lower intake box, behind the fender wheel well? I'm also looking for lower intake box when the air filter sits if you guys are selling one. I'll take it. Please let me know. Moderator please move since I can't post in For Sale Thread yet (idk y).
  15. Soul Plus (2.0L) Automatic - Better MPG

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Eco or Normal mode, I still get 28-29 MPG combined. I had two yaris's before and I'm not heavy on the throttle. I drive 55-60 MPH on Freeways. I also have a racing tire guage and my tire psi is at 36 all around with K&N filter. I would like to get 30 MPG easily. Like without trying. My 28-29 is...
  16. New member, with engine troubles 2.0L to a 1.6L?

    New Member Introductions
    So ive been getting my oil changes at Walmart (I know very very bad), but ive been getting them done there since I got the car and something happened with the oil where it seemed like I was burning a lot of oil or something I dont know. Anyways the engine died because it was driven with no oil...
  17. How do I know I have a 2.0L or a 1.6L?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have a 2013 Kia Soul, I think it was advertised at the dealership as and Exclaim with a 2.0L, but heck I don't remember and my sales documents is buried in my crap somewhere. I thought 2012 and newer came with 2.0L's with the automatic, and if it was a 1.6L it would only come with a manual...
  18. Just bought a new '17 Soul Plus 2.0L AT & previous car was a '15 Base Soul 1.6L......

    New Member Introductions
    Just bought a new '17 Soul Plus 2.0L AT & previous car was a '15 Base Soul 1.6L...... Owned a 2015 KIA Soul Base with the 1.6L. Love the room of any Soul but while my base engine was OK back in flat Illinois, the 1.6L didn't perform all that well with the mountains here when we moved to...
  19. Costco Kirkland Signature Battery for Kia Soul 2011 2.0L

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hi, So this is a bit of a fixxer-upper questions. Has anyone tried to fit a Kirkland Signature battery into a Kia Soul 2011 2.0L. Apparently there is no exact fit but plenty of workable options according to some of the stuff i've read, just wanted to see if anyone had done it and what their...
  20. 2016 KIA 2.0L Engine Question

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I just purchased a new 2016 KIA Soul and have less than 100 miles on it. It seems responsive enough with the 2.0L engine but I haven't been able to find much information on this engine from people who have this choice. I would like more specific information about the projected longevity in...