Noticing you used a FelPro gasket for the thermostat.Water pump funeral
Use one for the waterpump too?
Also did you use RTV there?
I only bring it up because I did that whole job this past summer on the '00 myself.
One of the things I was curious about was using gunk there.
So I asked online and researched it.
FelPro was very adamant about not using it.