I always hated oil industry greedy attitude. They constantly kept increasing price of gas threatening with shortage of oil when existing sources are depleted. It turned out, the world has plenty of reserve. Did they decrease prices? Of course not.
Valve lifter failure on the way to Carlisle made me think further: Modern oil products are so against our old cars.
1. Modern engine oils do not have zinc which is needed for flat tappets.
2. Gas contains ethanol which is ruining our fuel system.
3. The latest transmission GL5 oils are bad for synchro rings in our transmission.
The only karma is that the world is slowly but surely switching to electrical cars. What brings the question: What will be the future of gas powered classic cars? Will they be in museums only?