After reading your message, I also have a ultimaker 2 and am not able to spend the 400 for the 2+ kit. What would be the cost of a new print head assemble.
Also I had to replace the bearing housing the other day as it had cracked. All went well but i had to cut the 1 inch black heat shrink off as I wasn't able to feed the white connectors through it. At the moment it cut the heat shrink off. Do I have any other options for this area. I could purchase some new unshrunk material and fit or is their any rap around material I could use.
First: the um2 is not bad, upgrades are not mandatory, it is a perfectly working printer, the um2. The + upgrade, is a nice to have.
But if you are on low budget, and have to chose between filament or upgrades? Do you encounter problems like it is now?
Then i would upgrade the parts which give you limitations today.
Personaly, i would stay away from third parties upgrades, Ultimaker machines are all about reliability, and therefore original parts are your best options.
And I, but that is me, would prefer the hotend upgrade as first, then you get more options in nozzle sizes, and easier to maintain the hotend. Working with the "old" feeder is more controllable, if you do not print at to high speeds with normal materials it is not a bad feeder.
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