Is there an advantage or disadvantage to adjusting the flow rate in my slicer settings vs reprogramming the Esteps?
Background: I have a stock CR-10 purchased last year in September. I’ve been getting really bad under-extruding lately. So I ran the calibration per Tom’s 2014 video a few times and found I was under extruding 13mm! (only 87 mm of the 100mm) So I’ve been adjusting my flow rate in my Cura profile to 110%-115% to get back to decent results. Which seems to be working fine. Calibration cubes are all printing within acceptable tolerance.
I believe my next step should be to reprogram the Esteps, which I find intimidating. But I’ve been thinking of buying a TH3D EZABL so I may hold off on reprogramming until then since I’ll need to flash the firmware anyhow when I get one.
Also of concern is I get different values (98-99mm) when I just measure the filament coming out of the extruder assembly then when I run the filament through the hotend. Does this mean my PTFE tube is providing too much resistance or perhaps a clogged/degraded hot-end assembly? FWIW, I just installed a new tube and new nozzle last week.