Do you happen to have a borescope handy? Taking a quick look into the cylinders on my 2012 1.4T showed me what I needed (but didn't want to) see.Gen 1... I didnt have enough time to do a wet test last night. Just want wanted to know what they were.
I would highly doubt you've skipped a tooth cam gears that some people have suggested, this engine has a very tight tolerance for cam timing and you'd see a CEL by now.
Here's the thread on my diagnosing my cracked ring lands, might help you our diagnosing it: https://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/34-gen1-1-4l-turbo/235283-thick-oil-smoke-high-rpm.html
I also did a comp. test, and I posted my numbers in there: From left to right, Cyl 1 = 250 psi cyl 2 = 250 psi Cyl 3 = 150 psi and Cyl 4 = 190psi <- Keep in mind the pistons were soaked in oil, so this is a skewed result