I'm not a technical/educated enough guy to answer what you are asking for hiboost. I know what I see from results of testing things and I go from there. I can't explain some of it but I add it to my small brain as what works and what does not.
My car was running 158.xx mph and I thought it was 100% tapped out. It is now running 164.8 mph and I don't think it's tapped out. No engine, cam, turbo, intake manifold or head changes. It has been small stuff I've found experimenting with ideas. Catch can, mid pipe, exhaust, turbo inlet placement.......each of those things showed me something on the dyno and even the combined total of everything hasn't added up to the WHP anyone would think it takes to gain 6+ mph in the 1/4 mile and yet, there the car is running those speeds.
I don't think you are calling bullshit on what I've posted. What I've posted has been my observation twice now and it's consistent.
Yeah I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum from calling bullshit. I'm taking your results as facts and trying to explain them. I'm a damn computer programmer, not a mechanical engineer, so I certainly don't have all the answers. I just find this stuff fascinating and I try to pick brains whenever I can. If you guys were doctors I'd be asking you medical questions. That's just the kind of annoying nerd I am!
One final comment on the topic at hand. I guess what I learned in all of this is that perhaps rings leak a lot more than I had previously thought. I've done leakdown tests before and I know that 10% isn't an alarming number, but that's in a "static" situation. I always looked at it like this: how much air will a tiny pinhole in a balloon let out? Well, it depends on the time given, doesn't it? If you let it sit there for a minute it will let all of it out. If you only consider 1/1000 of a second, then not very much. I assumed the piston rings were a similar concept. 10% "just sitting there" seems fine, but when moving at 7000 rpms there wasn't enough time for a significant amount to leak past, or so I thought. I guess I still find it hard to believe that the same 10% would get past the rings under load because wouldn't that *hugely* pressurize the crankcase? But anyway that's why I was thrown off by the results here, or more accurately, thrown off by the only theory I had to explain it. Seemed far fetched (the theory not the results). But again, on a good day I'm lucky to know 10% of what could actually be known about this topic. Thanks for the discussion!