The V8 Vantage comes with an awesome feature, one that lets you know when your engine is running: a yellow light on the gauge cluster. It’s right there in front of you and it never goes away. Mine has been so constant that I actually get worried when it turns off. This yellow indicator is a CEL. In any other car, CEL stands for check engine light. In a V8 Vantage, it stands for check everything light.
For Part One of the Eternal Flame series, I’ll be discussing a common problem that does, oddly, trigger an emissions system fault: the thermostat.