well went up to autozone and had them clear the codes and grabbed a new t-stat. Turns out the one I bought like two months ago doesnt' carry any kind of warranty
although it did do what it was supposed to..failed in the open positioon. After I pulled it out I tossed it in a sinkful of freakin' hot water and sho' nuff nothing happened.
So I replaced the t-stat and the coolant temp sensor (already bought and figured i'd go ahead and put it in) and no codes yet. I had the autozone guy clear them all before I left so we'll see just how bad this EVAP thing is.
Thing is, while I had the car running with the hood up checking the coolant level, I think I was hearing some kind of vacuum leak. Without another 3800 to compare it to though I'm not really sure. I may buy the new hoses for the engine compartment for the EVAP system and replace them if the code comes back. Come to think of it, the boost gauge very rarely reads -10 like it used to...I think someone in another post indicated that might be a sign of a vacuum leak. Does that sound about right?