Went to replace the thermostat today. $30 bucks CDN tax included and $20 for the labour.
Car temp is not between 80-85 and i'm nice and toasty warm. The old thermostat was not stuck in the on position. I think it was defective because it actually wouldn't open all the way.
Next on the list is Ball joints, tie rod ends and lower control arm bushings
A side note..how come ball joints fail so much on w202's?
Thanks for the help again guys.