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Old 09-10-2012, 04:06 AM
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One year later, New Catalog, New Tech Articles!!!

Exactly one year ago, we merged Peach Parts with Pelican Parts. We were working extensively on our new Mercedes catalog and tech sections, but we were quite a bit off from releasing them. I thought it would happen sooner, but I hope that you guys will be happy with the results.

First off, we have a brand new Mercedes catalog on our site which now the most comprehensive one available on the Internet. We analyzed all of our competitors and decided that if it was out there for Mercedes, then we should list it in the catalog. We're still working on adding more product, but we think you'll see that we now have a very comprehensive offering. It may have taken us a year to get it done, but we feel that doing things right the first time is very important.

We've also lowered our pricing on thousands of items. We're now officially off of the old "Fast Lane" and "AllPartsExpress" systems, and are currently offering very good pricing on all of the parts in our catalog. In the past, we were locked into using "legacy" systems, but now we're tapped into the Pelican Parts' catalog system, along with our network of 400+ suppliers. I'm still working out some of the free shipping bugs in our shopping cart, but those should be fixed in day or two. Take a look at our new catalog here: http://www.pelicanparts.com/Mercedes-Benz/index.htm

Finally, we've been working on a bunch of new Mercedes articles for you guys (with a *ton* more in the works right now as well). I have them all listed in our new Mercedes Tech section here: Pelican Parts - Mercedes Benz Technical Articles

We've also added all of the Genuine Mercedes parts into our search engine, so that you can simply type any current MBZ part number in, and then you will be able to order it online. This feature is very popular with our Porsche and BMW customers.

You've noticed that the top navigation bar has changed on the forums here. This is to highlight the transition to the new catalog. I apologize if you don't like it, but it's needed as the revenue generated from parts sales is needed to support the Peach Parts forums.

The catalog and these other changes are still in "beta testing", and there will bound to be some issues and bugs. Feel free to drop me a line if there are any issues you wish to discuss - we're going to be still working out all of the bugs and problems over the next few weeks. But, I felt that it was important to launch the new catalog / tech articles at least on the 1-year anniversary of merging Pelican and Peach.

Thank you all again for your continued patience and support!

-Wayne
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:07 AM
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Oh, and by the way. I'm not sure if any of you noticed recently, but I did upgrade all of the servers to super-fast SSD (Solid-State Drives). This has significantly improved reliability and speed for the forums and for searching as well!

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Old 09-10-2012, 11:21 AM
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Fast Lane is Gone

Just noticed that Fast Lane is gone and the Pelican parts catalog is now up. Did some poking around in there, sure a different lay out looking for something. their tech articles only cover 1996 and newer, so doesn`t apply to us older Diesel owners, but all that was worked out before the Pelican showed up anyway. Just do a search on the forum, way more info there.

What cought my eye is the notice "Exciting things happening at Peach Parts" is gone.

I clicked on the New Parts Catalog, car on left looked like a W123, think is said E-Class? got me into what looked familar. OH 240D there are the Diesels. (there I said the word Diesel )
I noticed they have Dash Covers, so checked it out looking for one of the rugs, all they have is the plastic overlays in any color you want. forget that.

Looked at the Clutch link, Sachs for $149, about the same price , then Genuine, probably a chicom part, BMW $250 (I think it was) too rich for my blood. ya know how uppity those BMW guys are.

So what happens to Phill? they boot him out?

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Old 09-10-2012, 11:39 AM
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Did some poking around in there, sure a different lay out looking for something. their tech articles only cover 1996 and newer, [. . .]
Dumping the old DIY articles was a pretty stupid move. I have no interest in 1996 & newer MBs, and it would conversely appear PP has no interest in me. Shame; it has been a nice decade of being here.

"just do a search" for older information is going end up cluttering up the forum with people reinventing the wheel.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:43 AM
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Wayne posted this link .....

Pelican Parts.com - Parts, Accessories and Technical Information for all Mercedes-Benz Automobiles.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:44 AM
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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Dumping the old DIY articles was a pretty stupid move.
The old articles are still there: click on PeachParts DIY Articles link on this page:
Pelican Parts - Mercedes Benz Technical Articles

I think Charlie meant that their new tech articles are only treating newer model Mercedes.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:35 PM
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The old articles are still there: click on PeachParts DIY Articles link on this page:
Pelican Parts - Mercedes Benz Technical Articles

I think Charlie meant that their new tech articles are only treating newer model Mercedes.
Correct, that is what I ment on the new tech articles.

The resource Tab is gone, figured out we need to click on the "Tech Info Center" tab. They should have left the Resource tab where it was. but the DIY links is not there.

With less brand name of cars left on the list (TX76513 mentioned no Mazdas) Phill (If he is still around) will be sitting around twiddling his Thumbs.
Looks like the phone # at the top is Phills. hate to call him and wake him up if I need something.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ilys/boobs.gif


Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:29 PM
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It seems the original DIY articles are there, which is good. But I do not care for the visual redesign. I usually shop around for parts so lets just see how the prices are here.
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No more Mazda parts - yikes, glad I ordered last week.

See my post:

My car has been discontinued at pelican parts.

There's no possible access for 83 W 123 cars when you access the site.

If the system isn't 100% ready, don't put it up.
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Just happened I ordered a hood liner from Fastlane and got a number for PP, very nice lady in Cal. said Phil had sold out and was working for them now, she stated they did millions a day in sales.
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Before anyone else gets their panties in a bunch, click on the Tech Info Center tab. There you will see.
The DIY articles are there under wait for it, wait Peach Parts DIY Articles


Ok to exhale now.


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Just happened I ordered a hood liner from Fastlane and got a number for PP, very nice lady in Cal. said Phil had sold out and was working for them now, she stated they did millions a day in sales.
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I don't care how many millions they do in sales if they ndon't sell parts for W123 cars any more.
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Thanks for the update!
I am glad for everything the forum can do to support it!
is it alright if members post here with feedback on the new format?
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Your W123 and W126 are still there..

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