Fuel in the oil- 96 Ford Taurus

Tiny
SWINSKIN
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  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
I overheated the motor due to a broken belt. I replaced a cracked head and had the other remanufactured. Now I am getting fuel in the oil and dont know why. It happens after only 10 miles or so of driving. The car runs well but will occasionally try to die at idle. The compression was good and consistent after the head was replaced, and all plugs are new, clean and dry. I replaced the seals on all fuel injectors, but I did not replace the fuel regulator gasket. Any help for a shadetree mechanic would be greatly appreciated?
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Saturday, August 4th, 2007 AT 1:19 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Get it to start-pull the vacuum hose at the pressure regulator-do you see fuel if so replace regulator. Also the injectors might be leaking for some reason inside-is this the same old injectors when you blew the engine?

Go underneath the vehicle is the catalytic converter glowing while engine being run for 10mins or more.

Also are you experiencing rough idle.

Do you have an OBD2 code/s?
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Sunday, August 5th, 2007 AT 2:46 AM
Tiny
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It has the 3.0 OHV motor with 115k miles on it. There are no codes and no check engine lights are on. It runs well after an oil change but quickly gets fuel in the oil. It idles a little rough and occasionally tries to die directly after letting off the gas when slowing down.
The injectors are original. When I first replaced the head gasket I did not properly seat the injectors in the fuel rail and it was dumping fuel everywhere. Now there are no visible leaks, and it doesnt start to smell like fuel until the oil has been saturated and you can smell it burning. Is there any way to test the injectors myself or have them tested? I dont want to replace all the injectors b/c they are so expensive.
Thank you very much for your help, I will try those suggestions and see what I can find out. I am out of ideas short of blindly replacing parts
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Sunday, August 5th, 2007 AT 2:31 PM

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