I agree, but I have a different definition of "properly" than you do... The proper way to freshen up an engine in a piece of crap car that barely runs, is to do the minimum amount needed to get it to run ok, for as long as the car needs to run. Some cars just would never be driven enough, and are not worth enough, to spend more than a couple hundred bucks on the engine. Most guys here don't mess with those cars. That's fine.