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After replacing the radiator cap and running the car I noticed the degass tank felt cold/lukewarm after a 20 mile run. Maybe I still have a issue. I checked the oil and it is dark amber and smells like oil. The top hose is hot and the bottom hose is cold/lukewarm. I am looking at the T-stat as the next step.
Seems like these things happen only when it is cold out!
 

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After replacing the radiator cap and running the car I noticed the degass tank felt cold/lukewarm after a 20 mile run. Maybe I still have a issue. I checked the oil and it is dark amber and smells like oil. The top hose is hot and the bottom hose is cold/lukewarm. I am looking at the T-stat as the next step.
Seems like these things happen only when it is cold out!
I would replace the tstat, but you might have a clogged rad. How old is the waterpump?
 

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I would replace the tstat, but you might have a clogged rad. How old is the waterpump?
AFAIK it is original and the car has 122K on the clock. The T-stat is coming then go to the water pump. The coolant is clean none of that brown crap.
 
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