Quote Originally Posted by 2010kiaBell Recently bought a soul. Im planning on switching to Mobil1 after the break in period. The engine calls for 5w-20. I live in Pennsylvania. Not very hot in the Summer and nothing really below Zero in the Winter. But isnt 5w-20 kind of thin I always thought in the back of my mind that they want you to run the thinner oils so the engine goes quicker. So should I use
manual combination. Reality remains to be seen but the EPA says 2631 on the 2011 1.6 soul and in my experience they are just about right just a little low. Im unlikely to be in the market until the 2013 or 2014 model year (unless I come into some money) but assuming the 1.66M combination is still available then it would be interesting to compare to the 20115M when it comes to gearing. kia
soul. Here would be great too to give the VW 1.92.0 TDIs a run for thier money in your line of work. And remember the soul has a 2.0L and your Rondo has the 2.4L so the MPG will not be the same. You have only to look at the real world specs for the Forte(not advertized) to see that. The difference in the Forte forum is just I recall what you are getting between the 2.0 LXEX and 2.4 SX in them. kia
Quote Originally Posted by GMmon kia says 60000 for belt. DONT tell me kia needs a chain replace in the 2.4 100K miles Its life of the engineno Are you saying the 2.0 wont go 300000miles If these cars cant do 300KIll have to go back to (yuck) GM. Their 2.2 Ecotech WILL(did) do it. My brothers 04 Cavalier did 440000 miles before the 800 water pump died & he decided to get an 08 Cobalt. I had an 07 Cobalt
Quote Originally Posted by Landric I would gladly buy a diesel kia if it were available in the US. Id love to get the 1.6 liter CRDi soul with a 6-speed manual. Unless things change drastically between now and the next time I am in the market for a new car (probably around 2013 or 14) Ill have to make due with the 1.6 liter gasoline engine and a 6-speed manual. That car has got some very good reviews
which is the main reason I was interested in the Rondo somewhat better gas mileage even with the V-6. Had the Rondo been available here with a manual transmission and especially a diesel engine I would have had to keep looking around until I found one. However since the US Rondo was automatic only I went with the Sedona and have not regretted it (except when filling it up). We have a 2011 soul
The torque was amazing going up and down mountain passes. Getting 50 mpg was a treat as was going 750 miles on a tank of fuel. In the West it is everywhere so there was never an issue to find it even in remote areas. I think right now more people are hybrid-happy and that is where the car makers are going to keep putting their efforts. (I am not knocking the hybrids.) I found it interesting that kia
The soul with the diesel in AUS is only a 1.6 turbo[ same as Hyundai I30 I believe] but I cant see why a 2L-2.2 turbo version would not be easily available if they wanted kia have the engines elsewhere. As for shutdown after a long hard run on the diesels in Police cars they probably will fit turbo timers to ensure correct amount of running before shutdown.
have diesels. And are you saying or am I confused or are you The following is NOT true 2003-2009 Sorento RWD (BL) as we all knew it in here had a FIFTH eng choice 2.2CRDi in addition to the FOUR known 2.5CRDi and 3.5 and 3.83.3 2011 Sorento FWD (XM) has we are all told 2.2CRDi and 2.4 and 3.5. And I agree with you PLP 1.62.02.22.52.83.0 TDs are not silly small and kick butt if set up right. 2010 soul
part of my first post and I know you read. But might have glanced over fast. In your case using your published UK specs that you gave it did not say it can tow a 1000kg caravan with ease thou you did with the Skoda Roomster being unaware of possible danger. What it said was can tow 1300kg braked or 550kg unbraked. And that means empty with out you even in car. Nor anyone else nor luggage in the soul.
Just heard somewhere on news that diesel is the engine model which is going to save US auto-market. Lets hope so... BTW - one time I saw soul with diesel engine at my dealership. Wanted to drive it but was told that this car is not allowed to be driven in US.
I left on a 1500 mile trip when mine had about 800 miles from central VA to the mountains of north GA. My mileage ran from 29.8- 31.7. (2.0L AT) I consider this pretty good especially considering that the engine was new and there were a lot of hills. I was also running 70 on the interstate. 2 people and probably at least 100 of gear. Around 28-29 running around town. Im satisfied. Sure beats my big
Quote Originally Posted by sradiator A quote from that review says Buyers can also opt for a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder that produces 142 horsepower W.T.F Might be a diesel. Or as I always said be careful what you read in print. Truth in advertizing and or checking of fact these days is a lost art or too hard for many publications to handle. It is not very hard to find MAJOR bonehead stuff that
RPM 100kmh is likely about 2.5-3k. Small engines need to run faster to have enough power to keep the car going at 100kmh. Take one of them for a test drive again then when youre doing about 50kmh put it in a gear that you think would have appropriate highway rpm (so say 5th gear might be at 1.5k rpm when youre doing 50)... Then floor it. It wont go anywhere. Go up to 100kmh put it in top gear. Then
I did find the car originally on a UK dealer website so I would think it is. The dealers sould be able to prder in parts from abroad though I think if they have the part numbers.... I think the engine unit looks pretty nice too.. wish they did a cover like that on our engines... Mike
Well somehow I Agree with 1fastkia To the Original Poster is Better Idea to Buy a Brand new Catalytic converter specially due to Legal Reasons and pollution reasons... Quote Originally Posted by 1fastkia For the price why not just buy a new cat and not pollute this world... But for me it was absolutely impossible to find a brand new Catalytic or pre-catalytic converters here in my developin country
emissions. its not worth it to them to spend money to get a diesel engine to pass federal emissions here. kia will be offering them soon though. i heard from the kia service rep for our district that the soul was gonna come with a turbo diesel but that was when gas prices were high. they may still consider it though.
No 5-speed manual with the V6 around here. No diesels either. The 2.0 is a dog. Too small of an engine with too heavy of a vehicle. Buy something else. For intakes look at the other Hyundaikia vehicles with the 2.0. Tiburon Elantra Spectra soul Forte.... might have better aftermarket support. Youll have to do all the r&d yourself to see what fits or what can be adapted. Any muffler shop can whip up
The kia soul here has a 1.6L and its 8.6sec. I wouldnt buy that myself but it isnt disasterous. Similar car could be the same engine. On Opel Im not a fan of american cars. Theres some good versions of the Astra usually under Vauxhall but it depends on exactly what Astra is available there. As far as Im aware its a good solid car for a reasonable price. Theyre low on power but the diesels have nice
at low constant revs so fingers crossed..... They told us to heat the car up (engine) on the way home (45 minute drive). So far so good. Jeez its a lot better than the auto picanto they gave me what a heap of junk that was. I tend to stick to shell v-power on the basis that it will burn cleaner and has cleaning additives so less soot. picanto is alright as a run around no guts to it tho I had a soul
they say. Some Auto Marker do put in Special BREAK IN LUBE most do not these days. Listen to what they tell you if they do it. Agian it is a blanket statement to say they all do or do not. What is goodrequired of a 2005 Accord V6 might not be what is right for your 2008 Porsche Boxster 3.2L or F150 4.6L 3valve (they came 2val-16 and 3val-24 heads) nor your 2011 Sorento 2.43.5 or my two 2010 2.0L souls.
I filled the coolant up 5 times so far and it keeps dropping below the L after 2 days. No leakage as mentioned before. Could it spill out on top thru the hose while driving The mileage seems still strange to me. Just looking at the fuel gauge and it keeps dropping and dropping by driving a few kilometers. 300 kilometers on a full tank. I also replaced the air filter. Do you drive a Rondo or a soul
converter disengages I pick up speed then it engages again. That can get a bit annoying. It mainly does this on hills and maybe its because Im babying it a bit to get the best gas mileage. Once gas prices come down...hopefully....Ill start putting the pedal to the metal and have fun with the power in the higher RPMs again. Mike You get it too. I do not miss my 2004 3.5L now that I have the soul
I havent noticed this in mine. Smooth as silk. It did take me a little bit to get used to the clutch in this. Feels much different from the last manual I owned a piece-o-crap Chevy Aveo 5 speed. substantially better but I had to break some bad habits. Its definitely nicer than the 5 speed in my wifes soul. Ive owned mostly manuals in my life and this is one of the better ones Ive driven on a daily