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  1. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hi all, I have been reading this forum while I learn to work on my soul but just got myself signed up. Anyways, Over the past week I have been flushing my radiator with RO water since I mixed coolants and realized it was a mistake. Last night tho the low got to 30f degrees and I am wondering if...
  2. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I've got a very minor coolant leak from this part (see pic) but I'm not even sure what this part is. Can anyone identify??? It's the large gray component with a lot of bolts that is run by the fan belt (can't see the belt in the picture). Help!!
  3. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    How often do you change the coolant in the Soul?
  4. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    So I guess they take some kind of fancy HOAT or something coolant!? I am going to drain it all out since I will be doing the timing belt/pump anyways. Should I just buy it from the spensive dealer!? Thanks!
  5. How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    Hi all, I'm wondering what kind of coolant/antifreeze I need to use in my 2016 Kia Soul +. As near as I can tell, all previous model years mandated an ethylene-glycol coolant, as one would expect. In the manual for the 2016, however, it says to use an "ethylene-glycol with phosphate based...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Coolant below "L" on reservoir after car cools down.. should I add more coolant? Hey everyone, just wondering if I need to add coolant to my 2013 base Soul (and if so, how much). It has 22,900 miles on it so far. Got home from work, car sat parked outside for 7 hours, and the coolant below...
  7. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Soul 2u 2013, automatic, 2 months old, 2400 kilometers on the clock. I am down about an inch of coolant from the full line when cold. Or at least that's where the cold coolant level appeared when I first got the car. I once owned a Saturn L100 and it was known to lose coolant through the...
  8. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2011 soul plus, 57k miles I use as a taxi. I sometimes find in hot weather to idle the car for air conditioning which is obviously not good to do but circumstances call for it. When I got the car in service the coolant was low so I had it drain and fill at a local repair place. Before...
  9. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Ever since my + was new, I lose about a qt of coolant every 10k. That's when I change my oil, and I always have to add a bit. No drips on the ground, no mix in the crankcase. Any similar problems with any one else?
  10. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Can anybody tell me why Kia is requiring the engine coolant to be changed out @ 48,000kms (and 96,000km)? My GMC's all run for over 100,000. Is Kia using some "cheap" coolant as opposed to the new "extended life" stuff on the market. Or is it just another Dealer scam? I normally do all the...
  11. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2011 Soul + and it has roughly 10000 miles on it. Took it into the dealer last week to have the oil changed and stated that my coolant was running a little low. They performed a coolant leak check. They said they weren't able to find any leaks or issues, topped it off, and to told me...
  12. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have seen recommendations for every 2 years or 50K for just about every other vehicle. 10 years or 120K can't be right. Can I trust this?
  13. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Id like to change the coolant in my Kia soul myself over the weekend but have never done a coolant change before. Is there a guide out there that walks me through it? Does anyone have any tips? I've heard it is best to go to a Kia dealer to get the right coolant, but does anyone know of one sold...
  14. Europe
    I need to top up my coolant level, it is between L & F and I have purchased spec. as in in book, but it is PINK and the stuff in the car is BLUE, so a bit worried about using it. It is COMA and ready mixed, any ideas please ?? :confused:
  15. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    What coolant should I use I noticed its down to low..
  16. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    This is a DIY walk-through you can do for free at home, in about 30 minutes or less, with only a pair of channel locks/pliers. The OEM Throttle Body (TB) has 2 coolant nipples on the bottom of it, allowing hot coolant to flow through passageways in the TB to keep it from freezing shut. I don't...