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  1. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    This short video shows what a failed rod bearing looks like inside your engine leading to "spun" rod and the infamous "ticking" noise. Watch until the end when they say what can cause this type of engine failure. Check your oil often! đź‘Ť
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi! I have a 2018 Soul+ 2.0L which is consuming, not leaking, a lot of oil. I've racked up 85,000 miles of tollway driving and now have to add a quart of oil every 500 miles. Has anyone gotten Kia to fix this major problem? OBTW, love the car otherwise... Thanks!
  3. 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...
  4. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Car folks. Is it “normal” for a 2015 Kia Soul with 68,000 on it to go through 1.5 quarts of oil in 2,800 miles? That’s what Kia of Columbia is telling me. I’ve been on an oil consumption test since 63,000 miles (yes the warranty ended at 60,000 miles… Of course we didn’t notice it consuming oil...
  5. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi gang, I'm thinking of getting the oil tested on one my cars (not Kia but a Hyundai with the 2.4L GDI, so similar engine in some models between the two makes). I will probably use Blackstone which I see most of you recommend in this forum. I just changed to fresh fully synthetic so my...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I found almost no specifications info on Kia filters https://www.hyundaioemparts.com/oem-parts/hyundai-filter-assy-engine-oil-2630035505 Cross referencing a Fram PH9688 these specs are available. I did not take the time to also check Purolator, etc, 3.08" high 3.02" OD Thread 20 mm x 1.5 mm...
  7. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Having only recently bought the '14 Soul and reading that some owners have had problems with metal shavings in the motor, I sent an oil sample to be analyzed and the results showed no significant particles in this 3000 mile sample. Not a lot of milage but I wanted to get an initial report to...
  8. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I would have expected our owner's manuals to advise replacement every 50,000 or maybe 60,000 miles. This thread prompted my 2 cents https://www.kiasoulforums.com/145-soul-problems-gen-2/114365-another-burning-oil-thread.html Kia has an inspection proceedure, per these links Kia Soul...
  9. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    So, I have a 2014 plus that I bought new and have enjoyed for years. I didn’t have any issues until I hit 110,000 miles, which conveniently is out of warranty. At that time, I noticed oil was disappearing from my engine, which was odd since there were no leaks and it didn’t smoke. I started...
  10. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    If this has come up here before perhaps someone can link me to the thread. I drove my daughter's '18 Exclaim onto ramps to change the oil and filter for the first time. I noticed that you can drain more oil from this engine with the rear of the car elevated than with the front elevated. I...
  11. 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...
  12. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Took my wife's 2016 in yesterday for an oil change (30k) We bought the car used with 26k on the odometer. The Dealer told me the front brake pads were already in failed status.. I said how is that even possible they said well someone did own it before you I said yeah they must have rode the...
  13. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hello, newby here..just picked up a 2016 for my wife to use as a work vehicle...great deal $$$ 21K miles. (from my research, Kia is inexpensive and very reliable...and turns out she really likes it!..happy wife happy hubby) Checked the oil when I got home after picking it up at the stealer and...
  14. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I went to my local Kia dealership for my first oil change and I asked for a tire rotation. The guys says to me: "Ok, just so you know that will cost $99.95". I'm thinking to myself: Wow, that's the most expensive oil change and tire rotation I've ever heard of. I agree to the cost (because what...
  15. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Full res image: https://imgur.com/a/uXJ3Dzj 2013 1.6L auto with 64k mi. Finally found out where the little droplets of oil were coming from over the past couple months. Highlighted the area in red. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but is this leak located in between the engine flywheel...
  16. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    "I have searched oil related issues but can not find an answer and it doesn't make sense to me why same car/engine sometimes don't consume oil and some other does consume quite a lot" Hi member, My mother in law has 2016 Soul 1.6 non-turbo base. She has it since new and currently the car has...
  17. How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    I have a question about oil filters, dose any one use the nappa gold filter? And how dose it compare to the KIA brand filter thanks
  18. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    :confused: New to the forum. Been searching for a while but now stumped and need confirmation. This is my first Kia so I'm learning as I go. 2018 Kia Soul Base. Approaching my first oil change. Could anyone confirm if anything (e.g. maintenance required light, oil change indicator, oil life...
  19. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    This is certain to become a war, but thought I would check and see which oils are working well and preventing carbon build up on the valves (GDI engines). I'm thinking of Mobil 1 for my first change because I have good experiences with it on everything else I run. But if there is an oil that...
  20. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    So since I took my wifes Gen 1 2011 Kia Soul Sport over, she just rolled over 100k. Up till now we've always done the Valvoline in and out oil change. What do you guys run for oil changes? Ill be honest I don't have the time to get under the car and do it myself.. 2 Kids a 4 year old and...
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