Just my opinion,
As long as the compressor did not lock up (which might scatter debris through the lines) and it was just a leak that made it non-functional,
I would just replace the compressor and evacuate the system with a vacuum pump.
I have seen many a junkyard compressor open to the atmosphere for a quite a while, be installed and work just fine.
Other folks on here may jump in with theirs.
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 AT 7:45 PM