Step 1: Take everything apart and clean it, you have to be able to look through the throat and the nozzle without obstacles.
Step 2: Remove the PTFE Tube from the pressure fitting and inspect the tube for damages/compressions and cut off the damaged part.
Step 3: Put everything together nice and tight and mount it on the axis without the fans and do not insert the PTFE tube.
Step 4: Heat up the nozzle to 230°C and when heated carefully retighten the nozzle, let it cool down after that.
Step 5: Insert the PTFE tube and push it all the way in until it doesn’t move anymore.
Step 6: Install the fans, level the bed and try printing.
Stock firmware: Download
Stock firmware with Extruder on E1 instead of E0: Download
Stock firmware with thermistor type 5 for the hotend: Download
My Simplify 3D profile for the Tevo Tornado.
The Tevo Tornado is in my opinion a quite good printer out of the box, however there are some things that can be upgraded very easy that help raise quality reliability and safety.
- Level Knobs
The leveling nuts on the Tornado are small and it is difficult to level the bed, this makes it easier.
- Heat bed cables strain relief
The power cables of the heat bed are connected to mains voltage this helps protecting the cables from movement stress. Later i replaced this with the ultrabase mount.
- Ultrabase mount
The “Build Tac” sheet from Tevo is quite good but is damaged quickly when trying to remove parts that stick very well, for that i decided to replace it with a 310x310mm anycubic ultrabase and used these mounting brackets.
- Wire guide
For the horizontal profile to guide the cables going to the hotend.
- Z-Axis fine adjustment
Helps to fine adjust Z height very easy.
- Spool holder for the control box
- LED bar for the top profile
- LED bar for the front
Link to the thing will follow.
- Self centering Z coupler
The coupler installed on the Tornado is not the best and can cause wobbling. I replaced it with this design.
- Logitech C270 mount
- Bed leveling reminder
Reminds you in which direction to turn.
- Y mount reinforcement
- Z mount reinforcement
- Control box knob replacement
- Stock parts cooling blower directed duct
- Fan duct for 5015 blower
- MKS Gen L mount bracket
- Titan extruder filament guide
19. Dual Z lead screw with single motor