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I decided to no longer go to the dealership for the oil exchange and to it myself.
Since there is a shortage in Walmart, These are the only two I found.
Which do you recommend ?
(2016 Soul automatic 60000 miles)
Full synthetic and Purolator / Bosch mid-grade filters (around $7-$8).
I change the oil ever 3k and the filter every 6k.
The Dorman aluminum crush washer on the Kia Soul has not been changed for the past three oil changes.
No leaks.

I use a Fumoto F106N Drain Valve, instead of the OEM drain pan bolt, on the Hyundai. I also use a Pela Oil Extractor pump on both Hyunkia vehicles we own. I use the Oil Extractor pump every-other-oil change, when I do not change the oil filter.
 

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Are people running 10w30 in the kia souls? Is it safe to do so? Did manufacturers just drop oil weight to get gas milage up.With our hot summers oil is like water.Seems like need to put heaver oil in.
 

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Are people running 10w30 in the kia souls? Is it safe to do so? Did manufacturers just drop oil weight to get gas milage up.With our hot summers oil is like water.Seems like need to put heaver oil in.
Yes, yes and yes.

This is from the US manual for Souls up to 2021.
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2022 they changed it to 0w20 for the 2.0L and don’t have the others listed anymore.
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But in other countries you can go as high as 20w50.
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I manage to get today the OEM filter of Hyundai and the price was surprisingly reasonable (about 13$).
I know they are practically the same company but just want to be sure - Is this filter a good match to
Kia Soul ?
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Yes for the Soul. They can be had for under at or under $10, even at the dealer here, or on Amazon etc and come with the crush washer.
 

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Are people running 10w30 in the kia souls? Is it safe to do so? Did manufacturers just drop oil weight to get gas mileage up.With our hot summers oil is like water.Seems like need to put heaver oil in.
A guy in Masachusset runs 10w40 in Boston winters. His engine is right around 200k right now and uses little oil.
 
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A guy in Masachusset runs 10w40 in Boston winters. His engine is right around 200k right now and uses little oil.
I love seeing his monthly oil change posts, lol. A couple more months he’ll be at 200k miles on that 1.6L GDI engine. Same engine as the base Soul. He’s using 15w50 in it now 😮. That’s a little too thick for me.
 

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I did the oil exchange today, My first one on this car, and It was easier than I expected.
I managed to avoid removing the splash cover, and the access to the oil bolt and the filter was pretty easy.
I used 5 support points to secure the car, used everything I got, because I need my face for next exchanges :).

Thank you all for your great advises !!!
 

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I did the oil exchange today, My first one on this car, and It was easier than I expected.
I managed to avoid removing the splash cover, and the access to the oil bolt and the filter was pretty easy.
I used 5 support points to secure the car, used everything I got, because I need my face for next exchanges :).

Thank you all for your great advises !!!
:unsure: Looks good up in the air! I use ramps for quick and easy access for the oil change. ;)
 

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:unsure: Looks good up in the air! I use ramps for quick and easy access for the oil change. ;)
I have metal ramps but don’t use them. I’m scared I’ll drive off them 😳. I can shimmy just enough of me under the car when it’s on the ground to get to the drain plug and oil filter. The 1.6L makes it easy because the drain plug is right up front of the oil pan.
 

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:unsure: Looks good up in the air! I use ramps for quick and easy access for the oil change. ;)
You are right, but since I try to save space in my garage, Jack + Jack stands was the obvious choice since it allows me to do all the things that ramps will , and much more,for example break pads exchange.
 

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I have metal ramps but don’t use them. I’m scared I’ll drive off them 😳. I can shimmy just enough of me under the car when it’s on the ground to get to the drain plug and oil filter. The 1.6L makes it easy because the drain plug is right up front of the oil pan.
Yes even without lifting the car, the pan bolt was surprisingly accessible, but the filter was much less accessible but I think that I could remove it with a bit of a struggle. anyway lifting the car made things much easier.
 

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Yes even without lifting the car, the pan bolt was surprisingly accessible, but the filter was much less accessible but I think that I could remove it with a bit of a struggle. anyway lifting the car made things much easier.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend getting one of these oil filter end cap wrenches and a socket extension. This one (80mm 15 flutes) fits the blue OEM filter perfectly.

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I have metal ramps but don’t use them. I’m scared I’ll drive off them 😳. I can shimmy just enough of me under the car when it’s on the ground to get to the drain plug and oil filter. The 1.6L makes it easy because the drain plug is right up front of the oil pan.
:) Here is a photo of my plastic ramps in action.;)
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Yes even without lifting the car, the pan bolt was surprisingly accessible, but the filter was much less accessible but I think that I could remove it with a bit of a struggle. anyway lifting the car made things much easier.
Great job! Like rhysoul says, get one of these filter sockets and access and removal becomes easy peasy. You will chuckle at how fast it is.
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Great job! Like rhysoul says, get one of these filter sockets and access and removal becomes easy peasy. You will chuckle at how fast it is.
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I actually bought one with the Fram filter I bought first it was 74-76 mm and I verified that it fits the filter, Later I found that the Kia filter is a bit bigger I used a similar extendible version of this I had in my tools.
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I recently purchased a set of low profile ramps (already had Rhino Ramps and low profile jack and jack stands). Even though I feel comfortable driving onto the Rhinos, the low profiles were much easier to drive onto, and provided enough clearance to do the oil change.

 

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I recently purchased a set of low profile ramps (already had Rhino Ramps and low profile jack and jack stands). Even though I feel comfortable driving onto the Rhinos, the low profiles were much easier to drive onto, and provided enough clearance to do the oil change.

Those look way better than mine Hank. I made a poor mans auto ramps with some leftover 2x6's.
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Those look way better than mine Hank. I made a poor mans auto ramps with some leftover 2x6's.
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Yours was cheaper though...and if they work, nothing wrong with that! I wanted something to make jacking up my wife's Mazda5 easier when I did tire rotations.
 

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Those look way better than mine Hank. I made a poor mans auto ramps with some leftover 2x6's.
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That’s what I want to make, just a little more fancy looking. I think I’d feel more comfortable driving up wooden ramps than the metal ones which has a pretty steep incline.

I think I’ll follow this guys video

 
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