TAZ5 IGUS replacement on Y

Hey there. I was wondering what the expected lifetime of the IGUS would be on the TAZ 5? Yesterday I was in the hackerspace, and noticed that whenever the bed was changing directions, it’d tip around the diagonal as shown in this image:

It seems there’s a lot of slop in the two marked IGUS bearings.

I was wondering what the lifetime of a replacement set would be, and if a linear ball bearing would last longer?

I’m also curious if it’s 10mm rods, I’m not at the printer currently.

Thanks for the help :slight_smile:

The quick answer is “it depends” If you are using that printer constantly at high speeds daily it may only last a couple of years. If someone did something less than ideal like try and lubricate the rods causing them to gunk up and abrade the bearings, maybe months. The rods are 10mm. A 12mm retrofit project does exist, I don’t know if anyone ever tried it though. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1549505

A better alternative would be this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1038673