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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. Oil consumption 2015 Kia Soul + 2.0L GDI 4-Cyl

    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...
  3. Question on Oil Testing

    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...
  4. oil filter part number changes

    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...
  5. Oil Sample Test Showed no Metal Particles

    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...
  6. Check or replace PCV if high oil consumption

    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...
  7. Another burning oil thread

    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...
  8. Relax this is not another oil thread

    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...
  9. Will overfilling the oil hurt my 2.0L engine?

    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...
  10. First Oil change (New Owner)

    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...
  11. Oil overfilled? or is it

    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...
  12. Can Someone Explain This To Me? Maintenance vs Oil Change

    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...
  13. Oil leak found! Rear main seal going bad? Under warranty?

    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...
  14. Another oil loosing 1.6

    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...
  15. Nappa gold oil filter

    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
  16. Reset Anything After Oil Change?

    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...
  17. Motor Oil?

    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...
  18. Oil - Preference?

    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...
  19. Full service tranny oil change 1.6 auto

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    DIY full service tranny oil change 1.6 auto As promised I was going to post how to do a DIY full tranny oil change the right way without using any kind of machine or paying ridiculous dealer prices. Sorry if the pictures come out sideways if someone can fix them I would appreciate it. Tools...
  20. Oil drain plug

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Most of you will consider this kinda dumb I guess but today I removed the oil drain plug on our 2010 Soul to change the oil. I had planned to replace the gasket as this one on this engine had not been replaced before. The washers I had got from Rock Auto are little crush washers. But when I...
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