I'm doing a bit of tinkering to improve my Ender 3.
I have new Bowden tube, Pneumatic couplings, tips, etc and also stripped down my hot end and heat sink for a good clean.
Having seen several videos about replacing the extruder for an all metal one I place and order which came today.
The problem I have is that it is the wrong one, it’s a Mk8 and the Ender 3 has a Mk10.
Now fitting it all together everything looks fine, the only thing different is that I need to get 2 x longer screws as the original are too short to reach through to the stepper motor and the gear wheel / knurled cog has less but larger teeth, same diameter though. This is no big deal with the screws and I don’t even know if the gear wheel is the same for the all metal Mk10 anyway.
As far as I can see, everything appears the same as the Mk10.
So, my question(s):-
What is the difference, advantage / improvement wise from the Mk8 to the Mk10 ?
Would there be any reason I should not go ahead and fit this all metal Mk8 extruder to my Ender 3 ?
I have seen the odd YouTube video where they have and Ender CR10 and the exact same extruder that I have.