I have a B8.5 and also two (younger) children. There's enough space for them no doubt, depending on how big you are, I'm 6ft and if my oldest who is two is behind me he does tend to kick the back of the seat, but that is partially because his legs arnt long enough to hang down from his car seat...
Waterpump off and it's evident it was totally cabbaged. Bearing was shot and it's obviously been leaking a bit for a while.
New pump on, gaskets, thermostat and rings. So good news. Reference for anyone searching in the future.
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