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  1. Engine blow-by & oil catch cans (videos)

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I thought I'd share this video that easily explains engine blow-by, especially with GDI engines, and why oil catch cans can play a preventative role in avoiding costly problems down the road: Also, here's a video showing what engine blow-by looks like in an extreme circumstance (piston...
  2. GDI vs MPI

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Hi, The early Souls have MPI engines if I'm correct and then they went to GDI engines, which they say Direct Inject engines gives better fuel mpg and more HP? But for the 2020 souls I see they went back to MPI? Is this a con or a pro? Thanks.
  3. 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...
  4. GDI Carbon Buildup: Some Videos

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS8riAae_bM 6:41 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnhUJsZXzmg 11:30 minutes. Avoid intro by starting at 1:07. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVpIglgE0pk 4.38 minutes
  5. Scotty Kilmer's Advice on GDI Cleaner

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg9ppeUMpK4 3.23 minutes
  6. GDI: aaannnnd away we go!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Will preface this with, I am a safe driver. Former Domino's Pizza driver. Not a fearful driver. But not a risk taker either. Getting onto Florida interstate. Interstate has been undergoing long term improvements. Yeah, those interminable series of orange and white barrels funnel in traffic into...
  7. Tork Motorsports Kia Soul 1.6 GDI Performance!!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    We are happy to announce our new products for the KIA Soul 1.6 GDI application. We have an intake, exhaust and Stage 1 Tune option. We will also have a Power Package that includes all 3 items for those who want the Ultimate Package!!! First, everyone likes dyno results, so lets get those...
  8. Tork Motorsports Kia Soul 1.6 GDI Performance!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    We are happy to announce our new products for the KIA Soul 1.6 GDI application. We have an intake, exhaust and Stage 1 Tune option. We will also have a Power Package that includes all 3 items for those who want the Ultimate Package!!! First, everyone likes dyno results, so lets get those...
  9. 14+ programmer? 2.0 gdi

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Has anyone come across a tuner for the 2nd gen souls? Sent from my XT1093 using Tapatalk
  10. GDI engine dirty valves question

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I was thinking about the issues with the GDI motors and the intake valves loading up with carbon deposits. My question is which lube oil Dino oil or Synthetic oil causes the most buildup? Synthetics burn at very different temperatures (flash point) than Dino oil and leave different residues...
  11. Performance mods for 14+ 2.0 gdi

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Does anyone have a list of the current performance parts available for the new 2.0gdi. I already have an intake and custom exhaust. Im looking to see what else is available
  12. Very interesting info regarding gdi engines, pcv valves, and blow by

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Got this from the Kia Optima Forum forum GDI issues, the causes, the effects, and how to address them as well as get the most. Outstanding information about how gdi engines (found in certain models of Hyundai/Kia models) and how serious the 'adequate' pcv system is and it's impact on the 1.6l...
  13. Injen CAI on 1.6 GDI AMAZING! Details inside...

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    So, I debated doing any modification to the drivetrain on my Soul due to the fear of voiding the best part of the warranty on my car, but eventually I got bored with other mods and gave up on the woeful suspension mods commercially available. This lead me to an intake system. I had all the...
  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. Soul EV vs GDI

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Has anyone compared the styling of the Soul electric vehicle and gas-powered model? Here are some facts and photos: Kia Soul EV vs. Soul GDI Visually Compared | Kia Blog :: 2014 Kia News
  16. Loud Engine GDI Pump?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I am a new owner of a 2013 Kia Soul. I love the car and purchased it for all its features including the quietness of the car I could barley hear it when I was parked and idled my car has 11,000 miles on it and I purchased it in July and last week the engine started getting louder. I was very...
  17. Recall List Sticky

    Kia Soul News
    Hi everyone, Pretty new here to this forum but wanted to know if there was a Recall List for the Kia Soul. I searched around and did find one that lists all recalls. They seem to be on the forum kind of scatterered around.... I'd be happy to help create one if one is not already created...
  18. Few Q's about the 1.6L GDI

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Ok so been reading the owners manual. It states that every 7500 miles add fuel additive if using poor fuel. How the heck do you know if the fuel is poor? I've never seen a manufacture tell you to use an additive. Usually they tell you NOT too. I take it thats to prevent that carbon build up i've...
  19. Kia Soul 1.6 GDI named in Wards top 10 engines of 2012

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Congrats to Kia/Hyundai for winning the 8th best engine of 2012 for the new 1.6 GDI "Gamma" engine! Keep up the good work... Ward’s Auto 10 Best Engines List Revealed For 2012 | AutoGuide.com News
  20. 2012 base GDI alien soul

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought the base 6 speed manual gdi KIA Soul. I work for a KIA dealership and I was the first person to get the gdi kia soul in the base model. I traded my 2005 legacy GT turbo in on it. So far I'm getting like double the gas mileage (from 18 to 36). I am going from a awd to a fwd, so I...
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