Thank you.. That makes sense after thinking about it. Seems to me if the machine has the ability to cool itself the thermostat has to at least be opening. Not to say its opening all the time at the right temp but its at least opening. So the thermostat either works or it doesn't. I've read a few reviews that just removing it (they even sell a kit for $42) has shown improvement but I kind of worry the coolant doesn't have a chance to cool correctly if it just runs none stop but I still have a great deal to learn about the coolant system. This issue has helped expand my knowledge but I still have a lot to learn.In theory the TCP fan shroud is a great ideal however the only way to get the mud out is to remove it. To me that's too much of a PITA. The thermostat is mechanical so the sensor has no effect on it.
I hope to reply back to this thread and potentially help others in the future once i'm able to identify exactly what my issue is. The challenge is there are so many variables with over heating.