I though it would be best to start a new thread.
2013 Equinox 2.4 DI 4 cyl. Piston, rings, and timing chain(s) replaced at 42774 miles due to high oil consumption by the dealer in March 2016.
I changed the oil and filter at 45868 miles. Attached is a picture of the oil filter. The debris appears to be silicon RTV, probably from the engine reassembly. I wasn’t too concerned at first since the engine is running fine and oil consumption is minimal (~1/2 qt/4000 miles). I am now worried about the long term effects of this debris in the engine. A couple of car guys suggested I need to document this at the dealer and district levels in case the engine doesn’t last. I kept the filter and will take more pictures. Note, the Equinox has a 5y/100k powertrain warranty until Nov. 2017.