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Anyone know what the spark plug gap is on the Soul. Also what is the name of the engine used in the Soul and when was it first produced. Thanks for now.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback, now I know why I spend so much time on the U.S. forum. They are a much better informed and sociable lot over there.
 

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Yer a poor wee Soul mate don't go.
Your plug gap is 1mm to 1.1mm. I think they call it the Gamma engine. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Davy, my faith has been restored ,any feelings of being unwanted,unloved, undervalued have disappeared .
 

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Hi Eyebee
I think the site is a bit new, and not many members are on, also your model is fairly new, not much isknown about the model, should improve as time goes by.



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Took the plugs out to-day to check gap, 3 were a little under the specified 1.0mm and 1 was well over. Don,t notice any difference in performance, at least I satisfied my curiosity !. MPG still 32-36. No problems to report except bonnet paint chips. I will try and get a respray under warranty. U.S. models are now getting a plastic guard on the leading edge of bonnet. Still enjoy the Soul and no regrets about buying. Cheers for now.
 

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Yeh Eyebee the bonnet looks very vurnable to stone chips. I am sure there will be companies making a bib for this model. In the mean time you could buy a clear vinyl film to put over the front face of the bonnet. This can be bought from motorcycle shops for sure as I used them on my bikes to protect the fuel tank from getting scuffed by my leathers.
 

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Good idea Davy, I will try for a warranty repaint first and then use the plastic. KIA know that they have a paint problem and are apparently looking into it, (according to U.S. forums). Only the metal parts of the car seem to be affected, the plastic bumper and front trim are A1. I`ll have a quiet word with the service manager after I`ve bounced his head off his desk a couple of times.( just to get his attention
). I`m starting to feel a bit militant, must be the old trade unionist in me,
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Sub-standard paint laqer ,giving poor protection to paint, at time of manufacture. One chip is bad luck but the condition of my bonnet and rear wheel arches is certainly not. 5k miles and my paint looks like it`s done 5 years. Mr. B I`ll make it work.
 
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