Re: Head Gasket???
i once had an old datsun that had gas in the oil. i could actually light it on the dipstick. imagine pouring paint thinner in the oil. the film thickness is seriously compromised. if you have this problem, your engine is wearing out very quickly. like the previous post said, i'd look at the fuel pump. maybe even just swap it out if you are not sure. i've heard of engines exploding due to this. that is to say, the stuff ignites, and blows the valve cover and oil pan off. neat.
i prefer to check my oil first thing in the morning before starting, so i don't have to use a rag on the stick. as long as it's on a level surface of course.