Couldn't that distortion involve a cylinder bore going oval, meaning too much clearance in some places and not enough in others?
On edit, I still don't know what 'BBQ' stands for here . . .
'08 GT coupe, 5M, wheels, tires, pads, fluid, a few suspension mods . . . still almost stock height
'19 WRX, 6M (the "family sedan")
'01 Maxima 20AE, 5M (the spare and occasional winter driver)