Ok brainiacs, can you all help me solve a problem? I just completed a cooling system repair because my car was running way to hot. It hit the "A" in "NORMAL." Yes, I know the factory gauge is not as good as an aftermarket gauge, but this is way hotter than it used to run. Here is what I replaced: all hoses with motorcraft hoses, the radiator was replaced cause I found a small leak and the previous owner had rusty water in it (yes I flushed the system), cleaned the overflow tank inside/out, replaced the faulty rad cap with a motorcraft cap, and installed a new 195 balanced thermostat. Upon my initial start up and cooling system refill I had the car parked with the nose on a slight incline, filled rad and overflow to the top, and idled the car with the heater on high waiting for the stat to open (you know the drill). Usually my electric fan comes on at the "R" in "NORMAL," but this time it did not. I waited until the "M" in "NORMAL," but no fan and also no stat opening. At this point the coolant was gushing out like a volcano so I turned the car off. I then scanned the car with a KOEO test because it tests the fan's two speeds; the fan operated fine. My coolant temp sensor is new, my coolant temp sender is new, and my CCRM is newly rebuilt. I also pull no KOEO codes. What is going on???