Re: Clutch Pedal
Sounds like the slave to me, they tend to go with no warning and leave you with very little or no clutch.
And yes, the clutch and the brakes run from the same reservoir.
First thing to do, open the bonnet and look down at the top of the gearbox just below the air intake tube, you should see the clutch slave cylinder mounted here. There will be clear signs of leaking fluid if the slave has popped. Easy job to change, costs about 30-40 quid and takes about an hour max. Just undo the pipe from the end of it, undo the 2 bolts securing it to the gearbox and pull it out (no need to drain any fluid off). Whip the new one in and bleed the system, job done.
If the slave looks ok, check the master cylinder behind the pedals in the driver footwell. Hopefully this is ok too as they're more expensive, and harder to change (never done one yet so can't help there).
Failing that, try topping up the fluid level and bleeding the system through the slave cylinder (press down the pedal fast, and bring it back up slowly to purge the air out) make sure the reservoir is kept topped up.
< Rob >
Spider 2.0 TS 1997
156 2.0 TS Selespeed 1999 (now sold)
147 2.0 TS Lusso 2002