Finally got the car up and running but still a little worried about the running temp and overheating. Have got a cool running thermostat on and Nova GSi radiator. When the engine has warmed up to operating temperature the temp gauge is reading 1/2 whereas my XE ran at 1/4 all the time. In traffic its going up to just under 3/4 and the fan then cuts in. When running from cold in the morning it only takes about 7-8 mins to reach operating temperature (1/2).
Is there a problem or is this normal?