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  1. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    My brake pads near the end and i need new ones... Its the first time i change pads... The ones i have lasted almost 6 years, despite the low milage (50.000 km)... Am heared about EBC Green Stuff and something called "Fremax"... but either one are rather expensive (+/- 130 euros), almost the...
  2. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi all, So I have my Kia Soul just over two years now and recently I have two issues with it that may prove costly in a garage and I just wanted to know please if anyone else has had the same problems (no other mechanical issues before the ones discribed below). Problem 1: Bearing. About...
  3. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Looks interesting. 2016 Kia Soul Monster Diesel Launched in Korea: 136 HP and Twin-Clutch Gearbox - Video - autoevolution
  4. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    YouTube about 8 minutes
  5. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Kia Soul 1.6 CRDi (2014) CAR review By Ollie Kew First Drives 19 March 2014 16:00 This is the new Kia Soul – we promise. Although it looks little changed from the quirky original that’s graced UK shores since 2009, Kia insists the new version has received a raft of deeper-than-skin changes to...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Ok, my teen mistakenly put diesel in the tank and I need to drain it. Does anyone have suggestions? I know I have to change the fuel filter and maybe the spark plugs. I spoke to a mechanic friend who said I can drain the tank by "jumping" the fuel pump and letting it pump out all the old...
  7. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    For now we can only wish for this soul sold in England with the 1.6 CRDI diesel which gives a combined fuel economy of 57.6 imperial MPG which is aprox. 50 US MPG. Please give me a little estimate error factor here. Acceleration is about the same 0-60 but through the intermediate range would...
  8. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi all, Great Forum, thanks for all the info to help me with my decision to enter the "Soul Mates Group" lol... Im looking at an ex-Kia dealer runabout. The Kia dealer has used it for 2 years and its only done 8000 km. Its an orange Soul 2, with the basic "2" stuff. Its the 1.6 Turbo Diesel and...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi My first new car was delivered today--2012 Soul Luxury in Olive Green! Looks great, as 95% here are Vanilla Shakes, which I like too but just wanted to be different... Best part is the 1.6 CRDI diesel and matched to the 6-speed auto it is amazing. So smooth it doesn't even seem like it's a...
  10. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi everybody - a new member here & if anybody has any thoughts, perhaps they would let me know. My girlfriend has a manual Soul Burner diesel in the UK. It is a late 09 & has been almost faultless until last week when it would not start. After telling her over the phone to get out, lock it &...
  11. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    The Diesel Engined Soul comes with an Engine Cover as standard..... but its a bit dull. So added some Anodised Aluminium Strips and some shiny nuts (bolted thru from the underside), and picked out the lettering with silver paint. Tried not to overdo it. See Before and After Pics. Noticed whilst...
  12. Owners Photo Gallery
    This won't be to everybody's taste........ ......... the steering wheel is on the right hand side!!!
  13. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    There is some debate in the UK over which model year Soul Diesel actually has this fitted...... so the question is - what does it look like and where is it???? would be appreciated too.
  14. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi, Can anyone tell me what sort of mileage I should get out of a tempest CRDI? Its a 60 plate bought in September, just done over 1000 miles. I know diesel engines take a while to 'loosen up' but im not overly impressed as Kia claim 570 miles to a tank and at present mine is a long long way...
  15. For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Am now selling the Tempest so the Chip is now surplus to requirements. I've been very impressed with this chip as it gives extra midrange boost plus another 5 mpg. It can be altered to give more power or better fuel consumption and for all the details go to Kia Soul 1.6 CRDi / Power: 126 PS (93...
  16. Europe
    Can a CAI be fitted to the turbo Diesel Soul?......or does the CRDI have an intercooler as standard that already does what a CAI would do????.
  17. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Why is it the US doesn't get the diesel version it sounds so much better and does anyone know what kind of power the diesel puts out and if its a turbo diesel. :eek:
  18. Europe
    Anybody using this in there Soul?
  19. Europe
    Anybody got this issue?. Start the diesel as normal, after a couple of seconds running - the engine splutters and runs rough and slow for a second or two.....this clears and it runs perfect from then on. Only does this on the cold starts.....warm starts are fine.
  20. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    When Kia launched the Soul in the USA they brought in a batch of Diesels. Were they well recieved or ignored?. Whats the cost of diesel in the USA? it too expensive?. Here in Europe we have the 1.6 petrol and the 1.6 Diesel and the Diesel seems to be the engine of choice. A touch noisier...