Thanks for the quick reply!
Their is a little "slack" in the top 1/4" of travel then the pedal feels "normal" to the floor ie good resistance.
Their is no evidence of slip except for yesterday after about 1/2 hour of my 16 year old daughter's attempts to learn to drive (the reason for getting the 5 speed in the first place!) It felt a little soggy on the take up as I drove the car home from a quiet area.
I haven't seen if the level of fluid rises as the pedal is depressed.