I would like to get your input on this. Normal temp. the needle would be at 12 oclock position. If it's a hot day or if I'm running up steep interstate hills the needle will move to the 1-2 oclock postion. It will return to the 12 oclock postion shortly after. When I open the hood the engine seems to be hotter than normal. What I would like to know is this normal for the northstar? The temp is in the normal range but I get concerned on long trips, like leaving tomorrow for Myrtle Beach, SC. Any info would be helpful.