Z-Hop may help then and it doesn't take much... When I switched to an E3D V6 on my Ender it seemed as if the heat radiating from the nozzle mixed with its proximity to the printed material was causing the nozzle to pull from the material already printed and then crossing over and the hop eliminated about 98% of that issue (This is with a Bulls-eye duct. as well) That might explain why no amount of setting combos were working.
My bowden fittings are clipped so they don't move.
As I said retraction hardly has any effect on end result most of the times.
I can print at 180+°C but even at that stringing is very high with all the brands I have tried.
I tried combing on and off but no difference either..
The case gets weirder.. . Apparently, more S5 printers have the exact same problem. Someone on facebook printed it with my settings (.2) and had the same result:
He said: print it at .15, that works .. and indeed:
the only different about these two is layer height.
This isn't normal...