Oil smells like gasoline immediately after oil change 80000

Tiny
INDYMIKE2
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  • 2008 AUDI A4
  • 80,000 MILES
I just returned home from the Audi dealership with a fresh oil change and filter. Decided the check the oil, and noticed it smelled of fuel. I thought it was a bit strange but maybe I was just smelling things. The next day I started it and noticed the exhaust smelling like fuel as well. Its now a holiday weekend and wont be able to get the car back in the dealership until Tuesday. Should I refrain from driving the vehicle? What's the worst case scenario?
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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 5:17 PM

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Tiny
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You need to check if there are any leaks. If there are around the engine or anywhere it gets hot, it could catch fire.
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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 8:35 PM
Tiny
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Don't drive it. Leave it as it is an have it towed to the dealer. As soon as you touch things they will void any type of warranty on the service you had.

Thomas
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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 10:42 PM
Tiny
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I agree, dont drive it. What size engine in this?
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Friday, September 13th, 2013 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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Any update?

I had an Audi in the shop with a stuck open injector last year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxKW7XxHS2o

Thomas

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Saturday, September 14th, 2013 AT 9:35 AM
Tiny
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Ok I finally have an update, I was waiting until my friend who is an audi mechanic personally take a look at it. He smelled the dipstick and said that it was normal, he also ran the car for any codes and nothing comes up.
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Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 AT 2:13 PM
Tiny
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I did not take it back to the same dealership, that did the oil change. I certainly don't trust them, they quoted me for new tires for over $900 and to replace a torn axel boot at around $800.

It was on the 2.0 liter engine. My mechanic said the fuel smell was normal because this is TSFI engine

Here's a quote from http://www.audiworld.com/articles/award-for-the-2-0-tfsi-audi-engine/
"With FSI technology, fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber"
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Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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That's correct. I'm glad you got if fixed. Let us know if you have other questions in the future.
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Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 AT 8:00 PM

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