You don't have any of that in the pan. Just oil dripping back down from the heads and crank, and it runs down onto the baffle plate in the center first before it even touches the pan, so it doesn't even flow over the RTV around the edges. And if a piece breaks off it's usually big enough that the pickup screen will catch it, then it will drop to the bottom of the pan and settle in with all the other crud that calls it home down there. (And you'd be surprised what you can find living at the bottom of an oil pan)
Edited by Fairtax4me, 12 August 2012 - 11:43 PM.