Hose on left or right as you look at car - hose on right is suppose to be mega hot, hose on left will always be warm. However, make sure it is bled thoroughly! - if its like the 10v there is a bleed screw top left of rad as you look from front. Some people will tell you not to touch it as it shears off but I have had no issue with mine what so ever, its there for a reason.
Fans could be a few things, pull temp sensor off stat (if same as 10v) and turn ignition to MAR, low speed should kick in then high shortly after. If it doesnt you could have a dodgy low speed resistor - this can be overcome by bridging and will save you the £60+ for a new one! Beware though that this process will ping the EML on but this should go off after a few 'clean' starts. If you get nothing at all you could have duff fans, hook up to the battery to check motors.
Let us know what you find