I got tired of PLA leaking between the extension and the PEEK area on the stock Taz 4 hot end. I don’t need high temp ability right now so I thought I would try the E3D Light. That also means I am doing a conversion to 1.75mm. I printed a mount off thingiverse so it can bolt up to the extruder. I bought the Taz 5 harness and internal blower harness add on. So that would get my wiring up to Taz 5 standards.
The E3D I ordered was with 24v heater and fan. Do I need to get a replacement 5v fan to mount on the hot end shroud?
Will the harness changes and flashing the firmware as if upgrading to a Taz5 tool head keep me from going back to the old way if things don’t work out?
I want to keep some of the original tool head parts as is, so I am printing replacements. One thought I had was print the Flexystruder body. The E3D light has a PTFE tube that runs all the way though the hot end to the nozzle and extends out the top. Since I am needing that anyways it seems like it supporting the filament all the way through the extruder is a good way to go.
Or should I just print another standard extruder body and just run the PTFE to the bottom of the bolt and use a 1.75 guide on the top (from the adafruit 1.75 conversion parts)? Would using the standard bearings pressing the filament into the extruder bolt work better with normal filaments especially on retraction then the Flexystruder setup?
Any thoughts on this?