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  1. new member interested in step by step instructions on crc gdi intake valve cleaning

    New Member Introductions
    hi there, new member here specifically interested in step by step instructions using crc for gdi intake valve cleaning on my 2016 2.0 kia soul. I've already searched some threads and found some posts that are relevant, but none where someone outlined their steps to get this accomplished...
  2. Advice re car cleaning

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    If you are washing your car , here is a tip gained from painful experience. Remove all jewellery before starting to wash the car, today while washing Daisy I was in a rush with too much on my plate. I forgot to take off my watch, one second of inattention and I had a 3 inch scratch on the...
  3. water spot damage

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    the swamp cooler next door was leaking, spraying water all over the right side of my 2018 Soul. i didn't really notice it. i live in the desert and had no reason to get in the passenger side of the car. evidently after 2-3 weeks of this i finally noticed the water spots ALL OVER the right side...
  4. Cleaning Under the Hood

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I opened the engine compartment the other day to give someone a jump start and noticed a light dusting of dust over the engine components, mostly noticeable on any parts that were black (top of engine, battery and cover, heater hoses, fluid caps,etc) so of course I wiped down the entire engine...
  5. Intake Cleaning

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I was having a conversation with someone who states he has an intake cleaning performed about every 15k miles. Says he notices a significant performance/mileage increase when he does. (Owns a GM vehicle b.t.w.) I'm wondering if any soul owners follow this rational and/or have done it/had it done...
  6. Cleaning tip

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    There was some discussion recently about applique for the door panels to prevent scuffing. Here is a tip for removing those inevitable annoying almost impossible to remove scuffs. Take one Mr. Clean magic eraser pad, spray a little vinyl protectant like Aerospace303 on the pad, rub the scuffs...
  7. Spring Cleaning Essentials for Your Car

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  8. Stock wheel cleaning - How do you do it?

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    I searched this site in vain. Anyone got advice on how to clean my stock Soul spoke wheels without damaging the finish?
  9. Cleaning tip for door panels

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    We all know how the bottom of the door panels are susceptible to ugly scuffs from boots and shoes, and how difficult if not impossible they are to remove. Here is a tip I found from a detailer on you-tube, some of you may already know about it, but here goes. The secret is Mr. Clean Magic...
  10. A/C Cleaning Kit - What are the options?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Well, I have apparently fallen victim to the musty A/C syndrome and seems I need to do an A/C flush to try and correct it. Quite pathetic IMO given my Soul is only two years old with just 5k miles on it. I have studied the TSB about the KIA "AC refresher kit" but am still left wondering a few...
  11. What do you use for interior cleaning?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    What product do you use for the plastics in the cabin?
  12. Cleaning question and one general thought

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    1. What do you all use to clean the interior surfaces? Some Armor All type product? 2. The Soul feels bigger than it is. When it's sitting in our parking spot it does not look that big. However when in it I'm surprised at how much room there is and how big spaces like the glove compartment...
  13. Continued Spring cleaning.

    Owners Photo Gallery
    Waxed the roof, cleaned and waxed all around the sunroof opening. Cleaned, waxed and treated the rubber and plastic components under the hood to a good shining. Waxed the hood and front fenders again using Meguiars Tech Wax 2 this time. This wax is a bit harder to buff off than Armor All Extreme...
  14. Throttle Body Cleaning - 2012 - 1.6 Gamma GDI

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    I have noticed a definite lack in power lately and the car also just had the trans service done (the more expensive one the dealer offered) They recommended a Throttle Body Cleaning... I almost bit, then asked how much.. they explained it would cost me $200 to service. I opted to do it...
  15. Cleaning vinyl dash on 2013 models

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have detailed every car I have owned since I was 16. When I think I was 17 I read in HOT ROD magazine that using Lemon PLEDGE on vinyl interior surfaces not only cleaned, gave a nice luster, and fresh scent, but also was cheaper than other cleaners...That was before things like Armour All...
  16. Some Cleaning Required

    Owners Photo Gallery
    Everyone is always telling us how shiney our car is.......Ahem That's what some Highway driving and touring around on country roads that include dirt-roads will get you this time of year. Good thing it all washes off.
  17. post car detailing issue

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi Soulsters! So I took my bebby girl to this guy who details cars "on the side." Warning: "on the side" is just code for jacka$$. I've noticed a white haze on the black parts of my Soul that won't come off with water. He also stained my driver seat with something that looks like oil, as the...
  18. Cleaning upholstery

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have a 2012 Kia Soul 4U and Scotch Guarded it right after purchase to repel liquids. I have now on the front seat a whitish, slightly sticky spot. It is NOT gum. I don't know what caused it.:confused: Does anyone have any suggestion how to clean this off. I have not tried anything yet. Should...
  19. Cleaning interior - what do you use?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    So far I've just been using a damp cloth on the inside of my Soul to clean it. I've a number of products to clean the interior but all leave a glossy finish which I don't think will look right in the Soul. What does everyone else use on the plastics in their Souls? Since this is my first car...
  20. Fuel system cleaning

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Just took the SOUL in for service....Lord knows it needed it! :laughonfloor Anyway the service manager tells me I am due for a fuel system cleaning ($130). Is this legitimate? Are they just going to spray an OEM version of STP in the throttle body for $130? If so they can pack sand! Anyone have...
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